Skipper: Ian “Dicko” Dickson.
Started sailing in the early 1960’s in moths and Gwen 12’s at Caloundra All Boats Sailing Club and RQYC on Hamilton Reach. By the early mid seventies he was sailing a Flying Dutchman at Manly, then in the eighties in a 125 at BSS. Since then he has sailed in various dinghies and yachts, including some Gladstone races and cruising in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, and finally into the Historicals in 2017.
Sheet: Peter Hope.
Started sailing on the Hamilton Reach in the early 1960s with RQYC, firstly in Moths and then Lightweight Sharpies. Since then he has sailed and cruised in many & varied boats from Square Riggers to conventional monohulls to offshore multihulls, and finally back to 10ft Skiffs on the Hamilton Reach in 2017.
For’ard hand: Mark Graveson.
Started sailing in 1985 as 4th hand on 16ft skiff “Foster’s Lager” (Terry Lucas). It was then onto 125s for many years at the Brisbane 18 Footers, winning several Club Championships. After driving a rescue boat for the Classic 18s, he finally got his own “Peter’s Gift” in 1996, eventually becoming Queensland Champion in 2002. He has sailed in the Historical 10ft skiffs since 1995, firstly in Unique, then Dynamic and Avro with father Hugh and Bruce Hermann, with a couple of years off for some quality family time. He stepped in as for’ard hand when Peter bought Avro in 2017 initially only for a Championship, but has stuck around ever since.
Boat Manager: Hugh Graveson
Affectionately known as “Life Member #1”, Hughie built and sailed Avro originally, but is now subject to dubious warranty claims whenever something’s not quite right on the boat.