26th Australian Championship

The Teralba Amateur Sailing Club to host the 26th Australian Championship on 5th, 6th and 7th of May for 10 foot skiffs. It will take place in Lake Macquarie and the action will most likely begin in the waters of Warners Bay and Cockle Bay around 3 pm on 5th May. There will be a good fleet of skiffs taking part from Lake Macquarie, Sydney. The handicap series will be held along with the scratch event and Brisbane has made an entry there.

Michael Chapman would be sailing the crack Sydney skiff Wrecker. He is the NSW champion all geared up to defend his title against the Lake contingent, which includes Dale Jacobson of South Lakes in Miss Marlene as well as Grant Sheldon of Teralba aboard Ramona II. He was awarded a medal of the Order of Australia for sailing services. He has been actively involved in maritime organizations for several years, which includes the President of the Boat Owners Association of NSW and was also acknowledged as a member for life in the year 2011. The Australian Sailing President has always appreciated Chapman as he has been an active sailor for many decades. He is a renowned and dignified person within the maritime as well as in the legal circles of New South Wales.

In addition to racing skiffs for several years, Chapman has ensured that the skiffs legacy continues with his involvement with numerous historical associations. As far as the 26th Australian championship goes, Truant II from Queensland will be carrying the maroon flag. The seasoned crew has a competitive skiff and will offer a great completion where the NSW blues is concerned. The highlight of the race is the Commonwealth II, which is a replica of 1907, the renowned 10 foot champion skiff from none other than the Brisbane River. If viewers wish to have the best view of this event, they can do so at Speers Point or Sailing club.