Vale Frank Bethwaite

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Vale Frank Bethwaite

Australian sailing legend Frank Bethwaite passed away on the weekend at age 92. Frank was the founder of Bethwaite Design which is successfully run by his son Julian today. I was fortunate to know and race against Frank in Tasars which he designed. I was also honoured to have Frank ask me to write some speed tips for him on how to sail a Tasar fast. I must have edited that article ten times before I was confident enough to send it to Frank! Sincere condolences to Frank and Nel’s talented children Mark, Julian and Nicky. Our thoughts are with you all.

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