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Smooth Seas Ted

September 24, 2022
RIP Edward William (Ted) Frankham Wakatere Life Member & YNZ Service Award recipient passed away this week. A club stalwart to the end making his last appearance at Wakatere on Opening Day this month at the grand age of 96. What a wonderful contribution he made to our club. ...
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Alan Thompson 1930 - 2021

November 4, 2021
Life Member and stalwart club volunteer Alan Thompson passed away yesterday. He celebrated his 91st birthday last month and will be fondly remembered by many of us at Wakatere.  ALAN THOMPSON  1930 - 2021 Life member of Wakatere Boating Club, NZ Sunburst Assoc...
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Sadly another obituary to report - 83yr old Bob Salthouse passed away this Thursday. He was a prolific boat designer & builder and a former Wakatere Commodore with many years supporting the club and it’s family culture.1980/81 Commodore RJ Salthous...
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George Gair RIP

August 19, 2016

1926 - 2015

Sadly the Honourable George Gair passed away on Monday 17th August 2015. George was a Wakatere Life Member and one of our Club Patrons.    Although not a sailor himself, George was drawn to the club more than 45 years ago when his sons join...
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Farewell Pauline

April 4, 2016
Sadly Wakatere Life Member Pauline Ellingham passed away on Sunday 3 April 2016. We send our deepest sympathies to John, Garth and Kate. Pauline was an early supporter of what is now our full blown junior sailing programme. With two talented young sailors in the fa...
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R.I.P. Neil Ernest Clarkson Coleman  Life Member and past Commodore of Wakatere Boating ClubMember of Devonport Yacht ClubMember of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Passed away peacefully aged 88 on the 7th December 2015. Growing up in Devonport next door ...
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King of the Frostbite

February 16, 2015
Long time Club member Bob Gillies passed away on February 15th, aged 86.  Bob sailed his Frostbite well into his 70's and was "the King of the Frostbite in his day".  He was also a great supporter of the club - taking an interest in how the young sailors were devel...
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