Of Boys and Boats by Ian Trevaskis
Age range 12+
It is 1956 and Melbourne is hosting the Olympic Games. Jack Spiller and his mates are caught up in the excitement, running their own torch relay around the block each night while the Olympic Torch travels from Darwin to Melbourne. When Jack discovers an unfinished sailboat in the shed of recluse ‘Mad’ Mick Metcalf, Jack convinces Mick to let him and his mates finish building it.