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An Evening with Sir James Hardy O.B.E

Friday, 2nd November 2018

An exclusive invitation to SYC Member’s and their guests and limited to only 30 people, an evening with Sir James Hardy O.B.E is not to be missed.

Enjoy a four course dinner with paired wine and listen to Sir James’ many sailing tales.


Date:  Friday 25 January
Time:  6:00pm
Location:  Sandringham Yacht Club’s Olympic Room
Dinner:  Canapes, Entree, Main and Dessert
 with paired wines to each course
Price:  Members: $90
 Non Members: $99
Bookings:  Call 9599 0999 or in person at SYC Reception




Sir James became a household name in Australia when he represented Australia at the 1964 Olympic Games in Japan and then again in 1968 in Mexico.

He won the 505 Class World Yachting Championships in Adelaide in 1966, and was the captain of Australian 12-metre boats in three challenges for the America’s Cup in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1970 (on Gretel 2), in 1974 (Southern Cross) and in 1980 (Australia).

His experience and training of other crew paid off in the 1983 challenge when John Bertrand, who had sailed with him on the three previous Cup challenges, finally took out the top honours. He has also sailed widely elsewhere, including being number one helmsman of the winning yacht Impetuous in the 1979 Admiral’s Cup races from Cowes, United Kingdom, and was awarded the Australian Yachtsman of the Year 1980-81.

Read his full bio here.