Chris Bowling Retires from Racing in Big Boat Fleet

Chris Bowling – skipper of the Endeavour 24 Corinna in DBSC’s big boat fleet – has announced his retirement from racing, after 64 seasons, the last 10 based at DBSC. He started sailing aged 9, at Dover in the south of Tasmania, in flat-bottomed dinghies called Rainbows, and is especially proud of his first trophy, in the Esperance Dinghy Club’s forward hand race, in 1956. At boarding school in Hobart 6 years later Chris maintained his own Rainbow, on the Derwent, helped by a family friend, Jim Hickman, whose son Roger, 6 years younger than Chris, was also destined for a distinguished sailing career (and membership of DBSC).

Presentation of IRC division 3 winner’s flag to Redrock Communications, Hobart 2002.

Chris gained his

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