Aberdare “The Galloping Ghost”
Australian Champion for 4 successive seasons to 1938

Aberdare 1932.
Builder Alf “Toby” Whereat and skipper Vic Vaughn

Back row: Charlie Swanson, Pat Cotter, Bill Pugh, Bill Keogh
Middle row: Billy Hill, Vic Vaughn (skipper), Fred Hart (owner), Tom Anderson*, Arthur Frizelle (Manager)
Front row: Roy Kingston, Bert Pride

  • An interesting fact is that both sons of Tom Anderson won gold medals in sailing in the 1972 Olympic Games. Thomas Anderson sailed with John Cuneo (skipper) and John Shaw in the Dragon Class. John Anderson sailed with David Forbes (skipper) in the Star Class.

Aberdare dwarfed by Tangalooma in the background