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Cable’s 52 Hobarts
I refer to the article on Tony Cable and his 51st Sydney to
Hobart Race (Afloat Feb’17).
What a remarkable achievement. It is a shame that your
Emeritus Editor, Mr Copeland, didn’t correct it before publication.
Instead he relied upon normal bar talk, or worse ... the CYCA’s
own records which seem to vary depending upon their source.
I know for a fact that Cable has done 52 Sydney-Hobart Races,
one he decided not to call as they did not get out the Heads. But
a Start is a Start, and in these days of faster boats and frantic
start lines, many boats have achieved the status of not getting
out the Heads, from the famous Helsal, to the collection at the
start in 2015. But they are entitled to claim that as a ‘Hobart’.
I would appreciate at least your august magazine setting the
Illegal use of boat ramps by
Further to David Caldwell’s letter ‘Commercial vessels block
access to recreational pontoon’ (Afloat Fe b ’17 ) .
There are other commercial operators utilising boating
facilities which were designed for recreational use only.
I have experienced large barges tethered to the pontoon at
the Taplin Park, Drummoyne facility. With the width and length
of the barges, there is no access to the western side of the boat
ramp. On one occasion there were barges tethered to both sides of
the pontoon which really restricted launching or retrieving a boat.
When people in control of the barges were approached
regarding restrictive access they became extremely abusive and
did not attempt to move the smaller barge.
In contacting Maritime they advised that the local Council were
responsible for controlling the usage of the facility. In speaking
with Council they expressed that Maritime were responsible.
On Thursday 16th February, I once again encountered a large
barge restricting the western side of the boat ramp. I spoke with
a council employee who called his manager. I was advised that
Consider it done in these pages. However, Cable insists he has
started only 51 Hobarts. — Ed.
Cottage Rock shower
A hearty “thank you” to Douglas Brooker and Neil Edwards
for exposing the heavy hand of NPWS with respect to the Cottage
Rock shower at Cowan Creek (Afloat, Feb ’17).
It was interesting to read NPWS’s resentment of the pipe
was on the basis it was “not natural” – presumably because its
installation was at the hand of man.
Makes you wonder whether the pot of NPWS cement is
destined to next fill in the Guringai engravings further up the
track? Or are Aboriginal engravings not considered by NPWS to
be at the hand of man?
This kind of nonsense helps build the case that NPWS is
not a suitable agency to be involved with the management of
foreshores. Once the shower is restored, it would be nice to think
some dunderhead has had his/her pay docked.
Snapperman Beach, NSW.
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