Our VJ friends wrote to us:
Thank you for allowing us to use info from your website, likewise you are very welcome to use anything from the VJ website if it comes in handy. The 3 Rob Lowndes photos of DBSC from March 1963 are attached.
In the background of the 'rigging up photo c' is the Double Bay VJ champion boat 'Chiasma' skippered by Robin Hawthorn who had just won the Junior VJ Commonwealth Championships in Jan 63 (black Skate insignia on main and closest boat to clubhouse and stone wall).
Robin Hawthorn won both Junior and Senior Australian VJ championships and was a VJ legend. Would it be possible for you to please contact Robin or pass on his details to us if you wouldn't mind?
This is because of our upcoming 85th Anniversary event and it would be great to have Robin along - I noticed that recently in your 2016 anniversary Robin was mentioned on your website.
We are holding the VJ 85th Anniversary Reunion on 20th August 2016 and could please also let Double Bay Sailing Club members know about this? Hopefully there are some members in contact who were involved in the VJ class years ago.
VJ website details are:https://vauclusejunior.wordpress.com/
All the best,
Greg Fryer, VJ Amateur Sailing Assn (email@example.com)