History of the Sydney Amateur Sailing Club
A naval architect John Jeremy AM will discuss the history of the Sydney Amateur Sailing Club (SASC). John spent three decades working in Sydney's maritime industry at Cockatoo Island. He has sailed on Sydney Harbour for about 60 years and is a past Commodore of the SASC.
The SASC is one of Australia's oldest sailing clubs, having been formed in October 1872 by a group of open-boat enthusiasts and yacht owners. Today the Club has about 380 enthusiastic members and conducts regular racing on Sydney Harbour for mixed classes of yachts and, in particular, classic wooden yachts. Every two years the Club creates a spectacle on the Harbour with its Gaffers Day, an occasion for the celebration of gaff-rigged and other classic yachts.
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