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Ron Bowrey's Story

Ron enjoys helping people meet and overcome the challenges that sailing provides; being out on the Harbour on a large, fast yacht with a group of happy people, and the company of other SWD members who without exception are a wonderful group of people.

Ron graduated in chemical engineering in 1963 and worked in universities and the food industry primarily in Research and Development. He retired in 2002.

His first involvement in sailing was in 1985 when a neighbour entered his boat in the Sydney to Hobart. He liked doing maintenance on his neighbour's boat and then helped with the maintenance on many other boats over the next 13 years.

Ron bought a small yacht in 2000 for sailing around Port Hacking and Botany Bay which he still enjoys doing.

He joined the Australian National Maritime Museum in 2005 to work on wooden boat maintenance, including Kathleen Gillette, an entrant in the first Sydney to Hobart.

Ron volunteered to help SWD after reading in his local paper about David Pescud’s work in taking disabled people to Hobart.  He felt that this was an activity well worth supporting.

He enjoys helping people meet and overcome the challenges that sailing provides; being out on the Harbour on a large, fast yacht with a group of happy people, and the company of other SWD members who without exception are a wonderful group of people.

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