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Friday, 11th August 2017

Bruce Coram and “Misty Blue” have parted company after 35 years in the club.

“Misty Blue “ left SYC for the last time on Tuesday. Her new home is Storm Bay in Tasmania.

The “Misty Blue Trophy” is named after her and is awarded to the best starter each Wednesday Wonder series and is very much sought after.

Originally the “Misty Blue Trophy” was appropriately called the “Dad’s Army Trophy” (Which is probably a more appropriate name for it today given the age of Bruce’s crew!)

It was the tip of “Misty Blue‘s” tiller which snapped under great strain during the inaugural fun race on the 2nd January 1986 which was the beginning of the “Wednesday Wonder” series. Originally awarded to the boat that most supports that series. (Pic is Bruce holding “Misty Blue” trophy with a number of his crew enjoying lunch at SYC the day after she left for Tasmania.)

Bruce and his boat have been heavily involved at the club for a very long time! In fact Bruce first joined in 1976 and that makes him one of the longest serving (A member for 41 years) and one of oldest members. (91)

Asked what his most favourite memory was his response was ‘Everyday was a great day!” Bruce then went on to say “it was the great friends he met along the way!” Many of those friends still meet at the club on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday! They are a permanent fixture on a table in the member’s bar opposite the starting line!

A wonderful story about a man, his boat and the mates he met along the way! Vale “Misty Blue” and fair sailing!