|Owner||H Paul Simons, A.M|
|Previous Owners||AG Neate (original owner), Richard Purcell|
About the Owners
From Paul Simons, Feb 2010:
FYI, I purchased “Morning Mist” in 1980 from Richard Purcell, a well-known racing skipper, who had sailed her in two Sydney-Hobarts in the ’70s. He was selling in order to purchase a larger vessel and continued to compete in major races.
We shall be sailing “Morning Mist” to Tasmania in late summer, after installing a new mast and rigging, and 35 horsepower Yanmar. In my early years, I served in both the British and Australian Merchant Navies (1944 to 1954), settling in Australia in 1949. My business career was in retailing and prior to my retirement in 1995, I had served as Executive Chairman of Woolworths Limited from 1987. In my retirement, I have devoted myself to running “Euralie”, a 1,000-hectare fine wool sheep property in Southern Tablelands of NSW, with all-too brief spells of sailing in NSW coastal waters.