Jack Potter, keen ex RAYC member since 1951, has sailed into the sunset. At the age of 85 he remembered great days sailing and enjoying the comradeship of fellow members, both on the harbour and on overseas races. He leaves his wife Fay and his daughter Sandra and son Richard. His membership at the Club cost him seven shillings and sixpence and he remembered the “Clubhouse” was a 8ftx8ft tin shed. His first offshore race was the Tasman race in January 1951 when he sailed with Mark Anthony on Rangi. He also sailed with Murray White and Tom Buchanan in the first Suva race.
The story about the Rugby team came from Jack Potter. Archives are compiling a biography.