Wanneroo Lions soothe troubled waters with donation to Sun City Yacht Club

Hans Queisser and Wayne Hartas from Sun City Yacht Club, Paul Miles, Sue McDonald and Les McDonald from Wanneroo Lions Club and Sun City Yacht Club's Sonet Coetzee and vice commodore Dana Queisser.
Hans Queisser and Wayne Hartas from Sun City Yacht Club, Paul Miles, Sue McDonald and Les McDonald from Wanneroo Lions Club and Sun City Yacht Club's Sonet Coetzee and vice commodore Dana Queisser.

A STREAK of bad luck for sailors in Two Rocks has ended with a more favourable windfall from another community group.

Sun City Yacht Club rear commodore John Utley said there had been break-ins at the club recently, with an outdoor motor stolen in one incident and a dinghy repair tool kit in another several weeks later.

“We replaced the stolen outboard with a second one sourced via Gumtree, which placed a bit of stress on our meagre finances,” he said.

“The Wanneroo Lions heard about the first theft and have promptly donated $900 to the club to cover the cost of that motor – wonderful people.”

Mr Utley said they had painted the motor in “garish colours” to put off future thieves.

The yacht club, which was established in 1974, encourages family involvement and has dinghies and keelboats for people of all ages.

The next event will be a race to The Spot on March 10, weather permitting, with the summer dinghy season wind-up and awards presentation planned for March 24.

Winter dinghy sailing will start on April 7 and there will be a social event, ‘Steph’s Pasta Night’, on April 21.