It is with sadness that we have learned of the passing of Mara’s father Elmars Chachs on the 31st March 2022. Elmars, although less active within the club in recent years, has had a long association with the Lysterfield Sailing Club.
Elmars and his family of two sons and daughter Mara together with his wife Val Joined the club not long after it started and would travel from Tullamarine each Saturday to Lysterfield Lake to compete.
Elmars was always willing to help out at the Club, giving advice, and encouraging the younger members by building six “Darta” class dinghy’s for the juniors to sail. He later built a small trimaran that he sailed himself.
When he wasn’t able to continue sailing, his passion for the sport didn’t end. He turned to building remote controlled sailing boats.
In the past few years as his health deteriorated, he would still come to the lake on a Saturday to watch Mara Sail.
Elmars presence will be missed at the Club and our thought are extended to Val, Mara and all the family at this difficult time.