Morning Mist

Launched 1970
Owner H Paul Simons, A.M
Purchased 1980
Configuration Cruising
Sail Number 3118
Australian Registration
State Registration
Call Sign
Builder Swarbricks
Hull Number 2
Fit Out
Previous Owners AG Neate (original owner), Richard Purcell
Previous Names Nil

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.

2 thoughts on “Morning Mist

  1. I did my first offshore race on Morning Mist with Alf Neate out of Mornington Yacht Club in Port Phillip. The race was the 1972 Melbourne to Apollo Bay race. In those days, S & S 34s were the HOT boat to race and I loved the experience.

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