I have a very special connection with Cherry Cheer and the previous owner Peter Attrill. Peter, who happens to be my uncle, taught me to sail in Ferguson and then Enterprise class yachts prior to launching Cherry Cheer in 1977 (a Carmen class yacht) Cherry Cheer was built in Peter Attrill’s back yard at Howrah over a period of 5 years prior to its launching in 1977. I have a very special connection with Cherry Cheer and Peter, who is responsible for my love of sailing and wooden boats. Peter who is 88 years young, still sails with us today and is still passing on his wealth of knowledge. Peter has represented Australia at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games and is also been inducted into the Tasmanian Yachting Hall of Fame. Cherry Cheer still competes in yacht racing today on the Derwent River. There has only been one previous owner and that was my uncle Peter Attrill.