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Rob's Early Years

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RL Picture Galleries:
RL34 Gallery
RL28 Gallery
RL24 Gallery
RL24's in the U.S. Gallery
Status Gallery
Pictures of the first RL24 Nationals held in 1974.
Pictures of the RL24 2005-6 Nationals.
Pictures of the RL24 2008-9 Nationals.
Pictures of the 2008 Bay to Bay.
Pictures of the 2010 Bay to Bay from Paul Harris.
Pictures of the 2010 Bay to Bay from Julie Geldard.
Pictures from 2010 Wintersun.
Pictures of the RL24 2011-2 Nationals.
Pictures of the RL24 2013-4 Nationals.

The following galleries have been collected by Rob Legg from many sources. Some already appear in other galleries here while many have not been seen before.

Rob's Achive Pictures of RL24s
Rob's Achive Pictures of RL28s
Rob's Achive Pictures of RL34s
Rob's Achive Pictures of Status
Rob's Achive Pictures of Beyond 2000

A collection of old photos of Rob's early days with boats and sailing

A collection of Rob Legg's favourite photographs (1.3MB PDF)


Rob's Tribute-A Special Sail-Past to Rob Legg on the occasion of his 90th birthday at the start of the 2018/9 National Championships

Rob's Tribute-The RL24's rafting up and Rob being greeted by admiring owners



Almost certainly the year they were taken was 1946 and I was 17 years old. It was the second 8 footer that I built in the back yard at Collingwood
and the curved mast was the one built upstairs in the hallway. Bob Keeley and I had made our own sails {the one with W on the sail} and were experimenting
with fully battened sails which had not existed before then. Also the 8 footer could have been the first boat in Australia built in plywood and it caused
much mirth with other club members because they thought it would bounce all over the place in the waves.

The curved masts were experimental too as we were trying to control the twist in the sails, and boom vangs had not been thought of then.

The other photos are of other 24s at the time and belonged to other club members.

I think that those photos were all taken from the end of the pier by the Melbourne Age newspaper photographer, Lloyd Davies. He had the only Telephoto news camera at the time.

Those were wonderful years when we had boundless energy and 16 hour days were the norm. It was also about then that we became sailmakers.