8 BELLS – Ian Torode

Ian in a spot of rather exciting bother at the Sydney Worlds
Ian in a spot of rather exciting bother at the Sydney Worlds

It is with great sadness that we report on the passing of legendary J 24 sailor Ian Philip Torode.
Ian owned three J’s “Paddy Wagon, Cookie Monster and Duesburys”,  competing in the 1986 Newport Rhode Island and 1988 Sydney World Championships. His results of note were 10th in the worlds, twice 3rd and 4th in the Australian Championships and 3 Victorian Titles.
Ian greatest legacy was the work he did as National measurer and decade long service on the National Committee. The Australian J24 Class would not be what it is today, without the efforts of Ian.
A Orthopedic Surgeon of international repute, he is survived by his wife Lyn and sons Robbie and Tim.

Move it or lose it as NSW cracks down on street parkers

NEW regulations come into force in NSW allowing councils to impound boats left on the street but the BIA says boat owners being unfairly targeted.

Announcing the new measures designed to crack down on boat trailers parked on suburban streets, Minister for Local Government, Paul Toole, said that local councils will now be able to impound boats left in the same place for more than three months.

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DeathStar and Kaizen 2 in Cairns
DeathStar and Kaizen 2 in Cairns

Recently I visited Cairns and caught up with the J guys up there. Enjoyed a sail on the river and did a bit of sight seeing. I also had a good look at Kaizen 2 and Deathstar, two good Bashos currently for sale there. They both represent excellent buying and come with road trailers. A bit of a drive, but you only do it once !  I took many pics and have a good handle on the boats condition. So if you are thinking about either of them give me a call and I will share this info with you.  Call me on 0413 870 046, Cheers Simon.