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Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club
The Noosa River Sailing Club had their first clubhouse at 222 Gympie Terrace, near the corner of Albert Street and Gympie Terrace, which was opened in September 1961 by the Chairman of Noosa Shire Council, S. Adams, and the Commodore, W. Hayter.
With the growing number of sailors the clubhouse was extended and the Club’s name changed to the Noosa Yacht Club.
At the same time, rowers were a big user of the Noosa River with their storage at Munna Point. In 1981 the Noosa Rowing Club was formed and members were looking for permanent storage and clubhouse.
Agreement was reached in February 1984 and the Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club was incorporated.
With the club growing new premises where sought and with Don Reed, a sailor in the 1950’s of the Noosa River Sailing Club, Dr. Nick Kahl of Noosa Rowing Club, along with Simon Newcomb and Billy Griffiths a river site at 142 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville was secured which became the current Club site.
The first sod of the new site was turned by Noel Playford and Peter D’Arcey, the Noosa Shire Council Chairman and Club Vice Commodore and Hon. Treasurer respectively.
With Ron Slinn, Construction Manager, and Ron Scholes, Building Contractor, the new Club was completed Easter 1994. On the first of April 1994 sailors and rowers sailed past both the old clubhouse and the new clubhouse.
At the Club’s Grand Opening, the Regional Manager of Queensland Department of Tourism, Sport and Racing, Steve Hoban, had the honour of cutting the ribbon to officially open the clubhouse, along with the Commodore John Sheriff and the Hon. Secretary, Bruce Whitfield.
Andrew Hewitt and Ron Slinn, final touches, Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club under construction, 142 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville, ca March 1994
Andrew Hewitt, Celebrations, Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club, 142 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville, 24 June 1999
Barbara Sheriff and John Sheriff, Grand Opening Celebrations, Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club, 142 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville, 1 April 1994