Monaco Boat Club





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Activities were:

Family Days
Race Days
Water Ski-ing
Water Ski-ing 1960's

FISHING DAYS - These days were very popular. A fishy tale tells of two fishermen who had consumed a little too much (Johnny Walker) and were found high and dry on the mud flats sound asleep. Their fishing lines were still out with bait and fish still attached.

RACE DAYS - Races were held around Oyster Island on a handicap system and some were also held in the Nelson Harbour to marker buoys in Tasman Bay. Tony Shuttleworth won most races with a Johnson Stinger Outboard.

SKI-ING - Water-skiing started at the club in the early 1960’s. The Bullivant family came to Nelson from Christchurch every Christmas to enjoy the wonderful Nelson weather and Vaughn Bullivant was a NZ Champion who skied professionally at Cypress Gardens, USA.   He was the first in the world to do Barefoot Tumble Turns and he continued to develope this skill at Monaco.

Some of the skiing members were John and Patricia Field and family,  David and Pat Field and family,   John and Robin Earle,  Grant and Moira Edwards and Family,  Phil and Lois Chisnall and family,  Barry and Colleen Savage,  Bill and Noeline Black,  Barry and Kay Bartlett,  Nev and Vi Walker and family,   the McCliskie family, the Roper family, the Toll family, Errol and June Guthard and family,  Brian and Thora  Eden and family, the Rhodes family, the    Scholfield family, the Rush family, Eric Austin and family, and Murray Heslop, Paul Casa, Bart Jones and Alan Higgins.

SKI SHOWS - Ski shows were often held during the Christmas holidays and attracted big crowds.  The takings from these shows helped to build the jetty and boat ramp, and provided the funds for the present clubhouse. 




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