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In Western Australia, the class is sailed at multiple clubs in WA mostly on sunday afternoons. Please contact craig_mann@bigpond.com to find a boat to sail with.

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Obituary

JAMIESON (John Andrew)
Passed away Cairns Base Hospital 31.1.13. Dearly loved son of Andy and Audrey (dec). Loved brother of Maxine and Scott and the most cherished father of Kate and Andrew. RIP.

It is with regret that I inform you of the passing of one of our finest sailors that Bunbury has produced, on Thursday morning John Jamieson passed away from complications of a stroke that he had on Monday.

John was known around Bunbury as a legend, winning almost everything that he contested in the Sharpie class; although John left Bunbury almost 20 years ago there are still stories told of his escapades both on and off the water, with Colin Goodlad many times having to defend his youthful enthusiasm. There is the story of the nude bar sliding, and the time when one of our Committees decided that the dinghies could not rig up on the lawn and placed bollards at both ends of the lawn to stop such behaviour. The next morning not only were the bollards gone, but the lawn was repaired; not sure who did the repairing, think it might of been Colin, anyway the bollards never reappeared. Sometimes it's good when people take things into their own hands. It would be good if there are some other stories out there that could be recalled on this day of recollection.

John was the son of Andy and Audrey, sadly Audrey passed away last year but Andy is still living in Perth and keeps in touch with some of the original members.

We would like to extend our condolences to the Jamieson family on this sad occasion.

Commodore KBSC, David Doherty

Warren Drew has kindly sent through these great shots.

John Jamieson

WA620 on a reach with John Jamieson in his heyday probably during the late seventies.

John Jamieson

Famous sharpie party early eighties where they moored an old sharpie and got 12 people on board for an after sail drinking session.

...then someone moved trying to get to the esky ....

John Jamieson

The annual sharpie windup dinner. Dress would indicate late seventies again. Check out "Scrubby" Harris in the chocolate striped number bottom left. Jamo is bottom right.

John Jamieson

Jamo practising for the chug-a-lug late seventies, with a yard glass.

John Jamieson

 

 

 

 

 

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