Not only that but interest in the sea also runs strong in Mollie Muir's family, the McAllisters, so that, as he puts it, their children and now their grandchildren, have had a double dose of seafaring history. However, according to the eldest son, John Muir, his father has been the connecting link between the seafaring forebears and the next generation: "He inherited a love of the sea which he combined with a natural flair and aptitude for design. "All of us three boys, Ross, Greg and myself, have gone into maritime industries and the next generation is following along with the same interests. "Jock is a rare bloke, he has been a genuine quiet achiever. He has never sought the glory but he does deserve the recognition. He's been a giver, not a taker, and he has always loved what he did. "But I think there have been very few Australians who have had that natural gift and ability to design boats, to build them and to race with such significant success.
The Muir story continues ... Jock's grandchildren, with a bag of trophies Tim (Left) and Ben at the 1990 DSS prize night.