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World Championship 2006 Competitor: Bill Tyler

The following information was provided by the competitor prior to the 2006 world championship

Bill Tyler
NameAgeCountrySail NumberBoat Name
Bill Tyler65AUS - NSWAUS 692Dining with the Devil
Current Championship TitlesAustralian and NSW Masters Champion
Past Championship TitlesNSW Champion 1979/80
World Championships / Top Ten Results 1974, 1977, 1991, 1994, 1998, 2001, 2004 - I wish! - Tend to make up the numbers in the bottom half of the fleet - some one has to!
National Championships / Top Ten Results Too many to remember from 1973 through to 2005. Best result was 1974/75 - 6th at Sandgate in Queensland when I was younger and stronger than I am now!
Other Class Successes / ActivitiesNSW representation in VJs, Moths and 16ft skiffs prior to joining the OK class from 1960 through to 1970
Boat shape / Builder, Mast, Sail, Foils, etcC-Tech mast and NZ Quantum sail. "Comfort and Taylor" hull built by Kulmar Boatbuilding Co 1993. Botterill Centreboard and Danny Hickson rudder
OK Associations Official PositionsOKDIA Auditor. President and Life Member - International OK Association of Australia. Treasurer and Life Member - International OK Association of NSW.
Why keep sailing the OK Dinghy?Great boat and top people. A lifetime of experiences shared with friends from all over Australia and overseas for the past 35 years or so.
Anything else you can think of that might be of interest?For those who have not been there and experienced the absolute thrill and terror of sailing an OK Dinghy offshore at New Plymouth, NZ in 20 knots plus and 6 metre ocean swells - just do it! The pinnacle of my OK life.

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