A special tribute must be paid, firstly to those who conceived the class and kept it together over the years.
Throughout the history of the Jubilee Class Yacht many well known names have been involved at various stages, too numerous to mention, but several which stand out as untiring workers for the class are:
Jim A Linacre - past RBYC Commodore, Bill Higgins -RBYC & Charlie Peel - boat builder and designer. These men were involved in establishing the class back in 1934-35.
Alan Baldick - RSYS, Pat Taylor -RSYS & Ralph Ross - RSYS (class measurer).
These gentlemen were responsible for establishing the Jubilee fleet at Royal, Sydney Yacht Squadron and creating competition class racing at that Club.
W. (Bill) L. Ross - RBYC
In the role of Secretary for the class, he was responsible for the Huntingfield Cup being donated by Lord Huntingfield.
Roy Tapson - Blairgowie YC
Roy was a very strong supporter of the class and he was the instigator of the Australia Day Regatta weekend.
And it is the last of these to whom a special tribute must be paid:
Les Pound - RBYC.
In 1934/35 Les Pound and Gil Douglas set to and built one of the first Jubilees. J4 "AEOLUS" - which Les sailed until 1978. During that time Les was chairman of the Jubilee Yacht Association (Vic.) for 20 years and served on the committee in many other years. In 1974 Les was awarded the RBYC Yachtsman of the Year. Les actually sold AEOLUS in 1978, with much regret, to purchase a new fibreglass Jubilee - BJ123 "STELLA" (named after his lovely wife, Stella) which was fitted out and launched in September 1978. Her photo is on the front of the booklet. Les Pound donated the funds to have this entire booklet produced.
Other thanks in the production of this Jubilee Handbook must go to:
Editor: Dale Burrows RBYC
Photos: Bill Wright RBYC - Squire Photographics
Developing: Geoff Grant RBYC - Squire Photographics
Technical Details: John Cowle (S.Y.C.)
Ray Neville (RBYC), Ken Atkins (SSC), Bob Simmat (RSYS) and many others who contributed in various ways with photos, articles and details.