CYCA 20+ Year Members Dinner

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  • By Damian Maclennan
  • 19 Jun 2017 17:07:05

On Friday 16 June over 90 guests enjoyed a notable night at the annual CYCA 20+ Year Members Dinner in the Freya and Morna rooms.

2017 marks 50 years since a team of three CYCA yachts Balandra, Caprice of Huon and Mercedes III representing Australia, won the Admiral’s Cup in England. 

To coincide with this important milestone guest speakers for the night were Gordon Ingate OAM and Peter Hemery.

Gordon Ingate a CYCA member since 1949, spoke on the CYCA challenging for the Admiral’s Cup in 1965 and going on to win it in 1967. Ingate was the owner of Caprice of Huon in 1965, and chartered the boat to Gordon Reynolds in 1967.

Peter Hemery was a crew member aboard Caprice of Huon in 1967 and spoke on his experience.

Video footage from the 1967 Admiral’s Cup was screened, complementing the speeches.

Commodore John Markos welcomed those in attendance with Past Commodore David Kellett acting as MC.

Our thanks to McWilliam’s Wines who supported the function.


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