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World Championship 2006 Competitor: Bob Chapman

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

NameAgeCountrySail NumberBoat Name
Bob Chapman53AUS - NSWAUS 704AUS 704 "Occasional Kudos"; AUS 629 "Okomotion"
Current Championship TitlesNone
Past Championship TitlesNSW OK Champion once upon a time
World Championships / Top Ten Results1998 worlds at Glenelg mid fleet
Olympics Contested / Class Sailed / ResultsYeah! Sure! But someone has to do it, right! If only we could get to see some of the sailing on TV and find out what all the fuss and funding is all about after four years of build up?
National Championships / Top Ten Results14th in 2005.
Other Class Successes / ActivitiesVJs, Skates,l long term skiff tragic mostly as crew, sometimes as skipper- 16s (1970s -90s), 18s (1970s), Historical 18ft skiff replicas (currently), Offshore yachts (1980s - 90s), crewed on my mate's Young 88 (18yrs), had a season in Etchells in 1985-86. Also owned my own 24ft yacht a Farr 727 for several years in 1980s - stumbled into OKs soon after I sold it. Been involved with OKs since 1989.
Boat shape / Builder, Mast, Sail, Foils, etcGlenn Read Delf hull built 1999, Goldspar Blue Top alloy mast (ancient), standard G&R sails several years old, Danny Hickson foils, standard aussie issue boom.
OccupationMainframe Computer Systems Developer
OK Associations Official PositionsNational Secretary, NSW Committee, Drummoyne S.C. Sailing Committee
Why keep sailing the OK Dinghy?I just like the boat, it is suitably challenging to sail, I have a lot of fun racing it and it compliments my other sailing activities, which mostly involves sailing on other peoples' boats.

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