A Cocktail Hour Zoom Room
‘The Secrets of Club Racing on Sydney Harbour’
- How to understand wind and tide when racing on Sydney Harbour.
- How to handle Bradleys Head, Lady Bay, the Manly Marks, Obelisk Bay, the Sow and Pigs, the Manly Ferries and where applicable, Shark Island.
A small panel of Club Member experts will tell you their tried and true tactics and some of their secrets.
The event will be moderated by two very experienced Harbour sailors: Club Members John Diacopoulos and Philip Frost.
Double Olympian in the Flying Dutchman Class; Australian and World Champion in both the J24 and Soling Classes; several Australian Moth championships and countless World Laser championships in the various Senior divisions.
An Olympian, Australian and World Champion in both the J24 Class and Soling Class keelboats and Australian Dragon Class Champion as well as various other championships.
Richard is a long time Squadron Member with extensive racing experience. He started sailing in the Australian Swallow Class, designed by Alan Payne, then graduated to Finns and to Flying Dutchman. In 1969 Sir James Hardy asked him to join the crew of Gretel II for the 1970 America’s Cup Challenge. He was again on Gretel II for the 1977 America’s Cup Challenge with Gordon Ingate.
In 1978 he joined Pod O’Donnell and Ric Coxon in Etchells, winning one World Title and coming second twice in five years. Richard has sailed Etchells ever since and retired from racing them last year. Having raced competitively on the harbour for so long, he knows where the lifts, knocks and tidal sling-shots sit.
- Sailing in a nor’easter on the Harbour, both upwind and downwind, in incoming and outgoing tides.
- Sailing in a southerly, both upwind and downwind, in incoming and outgoing tides.
Q and A
(If time permits)
Date: Thursday 7 October
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Venue: Zoom Webinar, please register for the event using the link below.