Price shows despite advancing years he knows how to win
RON Price's been sailing longer than many of us have been alive yet, somehow, he keeps winning and winning.
Price, 70, was at it again in recent days, taking to Hervey Bay's waters on a sun-soaked Easter weekend to show us why a champion's worth the eight-letter title.
Maryborough Sailing Club's 2014 Easter Regatta - the club's biggest event of the year, and one that dates back to 1930 - was run, and as president Price had a fair shake on his plate.
He races in the Laser class after sometime in the past decade or two he switched across to the vessel-type because he believes them a truer test of a sailor's skill rather than how deep his or her pockets may go.
To get an idea of how good he is: since switching Price has won the Hervey Bay Laser Championship every two years, on average, in a feat that dates back to 2001.
It's an open age class at the regatta, so at 70 Price can be racing sailors with much younger bodies.
And he admits the smoothest of weekend oceans made it easier on his aging frame, and that some of the heavier competitors may have had more difficulty gathering momentum.
But he still won, and winners make no excuses.
Aptly, Price won on a boat named Age Limit. One guess as to how the man now considered a Great Grand Master of the sport came up with it?
"I'm one of the oldest in the fleet," he told the Chronicle yesterday, while basking still in his Easter heroics.
"I've just turned 70, although I thought I might sound a bit older than that this morning."
Price spent the night with the other competitors, many of who came from Brisbane and other places specifically to hoist sails in the Bay at Easter, celebrating and sharing stories.
Marking the end of another season where he just kept on winning and winning.