Cruising Division: ‘Performance to Pleasure’

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Cruising Division: ‘Performance to Pleasure’

February 24 - 6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Fully booked, waitlist at Reception

Dinner arrangements

We have been working on the best way to accommodate guests comfortably and give them a good dinner as conveniently as possible whilst abiding by the Covid rules. Members tell us they love being in the Carabella Room but we can no longer offer a hot buffet as in the past. So for this event we will trial a new arrangement whereby you will hear the talk in the Carabella Room and then remain there to enjoy dinner, choosing from a limited selection of dishes from the CCA menu.

On Wednesday evening:

  • The Carabella Room will be set with tables of 10 and guests can sit where they like.
  • The Main Bar will be open for guests to purchase drinks.
  • There will be menus and order sheets on each table. Once seated, please note your order and Staff will collect these before the talk begins
  • Once the talk has concluded, Staff will deliver meals and cutlery. Those who haven’t booked for dinner leave.
  • Once diners have received their meals, they may swap tables.


Squadron Member Paul Clitheroe AM started racing Sabots aged eight on Lake Wyangan in Griffith and then a Moth throughout his teenage years. He moved to Sydney for university, met his wife Vicki, started his ‘Money’ business and an fortuitous career in the media. Three young children appeared and Paul’s sailing was relegated to the background for more than two decades.

In the late 1990s Paul bought his first ‘Balance’, an Oceanis 31, this was later upgraded to a Beneteau 40.7 and Paul headed offshore for racing. The ‘Balances’ kept getting bigger, and he changed again to a TP52, the fifth  ‘Balance’ in 2014, on which he won the 2015 Sydney to Hobart. He defended the title in 2016, attaining a fourth overall and a win in Division 1.

Paul subsequently sold that boat and bought the next ‘Balance’, a Beneteau 47 Swift Trawler. Not a sail in sight! Friends were amazed and the sailing community aghast.

Paul will tell a few offshore racing yarns, show some footage of his TP racing across the Bass Strait and talk about his transition from a high performance race program to a boat with no sails that sports toilets, fridges, running water….and Netflix

This event will take place in the Carabella Room, followed by dinner.

Our Speaker

Off the water, Paul Clitheroe is a familiar presenter on Australian television and radio, in addition to being a respected financial analyst, financial advisor and publisher. He is best known for his stint as the host of Nine Network show Money, from 1993 to 2002, Nightlife on ABC radio and 2UE’s Money Clinic. In addition to this, he has written for numerous financial publications as well as the Herald Sun. He was president of the Financial Planning Association of Australia for 1993–94.

Event Details

Date:  Wednesday 24 February 2021
Time: 6pm for 6.20pm start
Venue: Carabella Room
Cost: There is no cost to attend the presentation, but please RSVP to assist with the setting up and indicate if you would like a dinner reservation.


February 24
6:00 pm-7:00 pm
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Carabella Room


Isabel Wartho
02 9017 0177