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'Theft of two bags of ice' yields yacht club expulsion

A long legal battle come to a close last week when the Australian Supreme Court upheld the expulsion of a luxury yacht owner from Sydney's most exclusive yacht club after the man allegedly stole two bags of ice from another boat.

Nicholas Tsoukaris, an importer and fishing gear retailer from Vaucluse, was expelled from the Royal Motor Yacht Club in August 2010, losing his highly-prized Rose Bay mooring, after he allegedly stole two bags of ice from a vessel moored beside him at the marina.

The expulsion was the catalyst for a bitter legal war between the parties, with allegations of forgery, bias and corruption.

Click here for the full report by the Sydney Morning Herald.