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  • LESLEY Davies says:

    Hello I am the commodore of the Ballaarat Yacht club & I have recently discovered my old Arafura Cadet in near perfect condition stored in the rafters of our local Scout shed ( 2 doors down from the Yacht Club!) it was built in the late 60’s by a local joiner Bill Matthews who was a past commodore. I sailed this boat approx 45 years ago! It was called Jaala, with sail # 7. Most of my friends had Arafura’s back then, in fact there was quite s fleet of them at Ballaarat. The well known Yacht designer Malcolm Runnalls now in Fremantle has also discovered his boat Guppy in Ballarat. I could certainly chase up some history of the fleet in Ballarat & I also have some newspaper cuttings from back then. I am missing a few parts of the boat, namely a Jib, & the hull hatches.
    I thought you might be interested in this bit of history?
    Cheers Lesley Davies
    Commodore Ballaarat Yacht club
    Lake Wendouree
    Ballarat.
    Email; commodore@ballaratyachtclub.com.au
    http://www.ballaratyachtclub.com.au

    • Paquita says:

      Very interesting. We would love to hear more. Thank you for making the effort to contact us. I shall be in touch soon.