email from Geoffrey Lucas to David Edmiston:-

I heard today club member John Maynard died a week or so ago (you may already know this).  The family did not put a death notice in the paper.

John was an architect whose practice was in Neutral Bay.  His yacht “Jagen” is moored next to mine in Gore Creek.  Several years ago, when John was unable to sail because of his cancer, I asked him if you would be in a position to come down to the club and supervise the young starters in order to alleviate starting problems we were having at the time stop he did this for a couple of seasons which really helped us.

Apparently John was an experienced yachtsmen having competed in Sydney Hobart race when he was only 17 and also was part of the Australian team which won the Admiral’s cut back in 1970 or thereabouts.  Apart from that, I don’t know much more about John except he was a fine man, always cheerful even with his illness and was highly respectedstop I’ll miss not having a chat with him from boat to boat.  Bill McLaughlin knew him as they shared the same dinghy lock up facility in Gore Creek.

Thanks, Geoff

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