sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : SIBS - Racing to cruising to Messing Around - Andrew Phippen
SIBS - Racing to cruising to Messing Around - Andrew Phippen


'Andrew Phippen - it’s a good life, messing around in boats'    .

Andrew Phippen, one of the speakers in the Sydney International Boat Show Cruising Masterclass, 3/4 August, is the Commodore of the Coastal Cruising Club of Australia.

Andrew, who holds a degree and post graduate qualification in geology and has worked in the IT&T industry for some 30 years, is more than usually acquainted with sailing the Whitsundays, the subject of his seminar.

Before retiring, he worked for large multinationals and for small Australian companies wishing to export their technology. As a result he has extensive experience in a number of geographies.

Andrew had over 45 years of sailing experience. He started in dinghies, VJ and Fireballs and moved on to ocean racing. He competed in a range of ocean races from Sydney Hobart to Sydney Montague and countless offshore races based from both Pittwater and Sydney Harbour.

Andrew has also been active over the years in the club racing scene. He has been a member of Bayview Yacht Racing Association (BYRA), Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC )and the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron (RSYS). Nevertheless, he finally saw the light and turned towards cruising.

He retired in 2009 specifically to cruise to the Whitsundays and, along with a number of shorter cruises along the east coast of Australia, has done the full coastline twice since.

Andrew and his wife, Chris, sail Phlat Chat, their 10.5m Lightwave catamaran, as often and much as they can with all the competing demands of friends, family and especially their four grandchildren. To that end Andrew and Chris are planning to return to the Whitsundays for the 2014 cruising season.

Andrew Phippen and wife Chris -  .. .  

Today Andrew is a committed cruiser calling on the skills learned racing and claims that 'nothing more is more enjoyable than messing around in boats.' (with apologies to Kenneth Grahame).

In Andrew's seminar he will speak about the specifics of sailing to the Whitsundays, covering the New South Wales coastline and its sometimes dangerous bars, then about the journey north. He'll discuss what's needed for such a journey, the enjoyable anchorages, the dangers and offer his best advice about preparation, sharing some of his experiences. As an extremely experienced cruiser and an excellent speaker, Andrew's seminar will be full of interest - no matter how many times you have sailed to the Whitsundays!

Other subjects to be covered include:

Passage Planning
MOB
Rigging and sails for cruising, incl heavy weather
Vessel systems, water, fuel, power options
Short-handed cruising
Applied Navigation
Multihulls vs Monohulls,
Cruising with kids
Insurance for cruising
Anchoring techniques and equipment
Cruising to Tasmania - anchorages, dangers, timing

Attendance is free for the inaugural Masterclass, but registration is essential to reserve your place as space will be limited.

For the full program and further information about the Cruising Masterclass, click here.

For ask for more information about, or to register for the Masterclass, click here

The Sydney International Boat Show runs 1-5 August.


About the Coastal Cruising Club:
The Coastal Cruising Club of Australia Inc (or Triple C), was founded in 1969 and is one of Australia's largest organisations devoted solely to cruising in yachts.

It originated in Sydney and boasts over 350 members and some 175 yachts of all shapes and sizes from 20 footers to over 50 feet. We have both monohulls and multihulls in the fleet.

The club's members regularly cruise both in Australian waters and overseas, and range from blue water sailors through to those new to sailing.


by Nancy Knudsen

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=111251

6:08 AM Sun 21 Jul 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

21 Jun 2013  Profile of a cruising couple: John and Lyn Martin
21 Jun 2013  Profile of a cruising couple: John and Lyn Martin
16 May 2011  Lin Pardey: an interview by Christine Kling






News - USA and the World



















































America's Cup: Challenger calls Competitor Meeting ahead of deadline *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,
















New Classification Code for consultation released by the IPC
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race fleet heads for London
Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi and Team Alvimedi head for England
Rio 2016 in the sights of ISAF Youth Worlds 420 sailors
Exciting new International Audi Melges 20 Ranking System now in play
FISU World University Match Racing Championships - GBR women win gold
2014 Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship - Day 2
Volvo Ocean Race teams Abu Dhabi and Alvimedica leave Newport, RI
Half Ton Classics Cup - Champagne conditions on Day 2 + Video
ABYC Fourth of July Regatta - Snipes join the action
Volvo Cork Week - Three bullets for ballistic catapult
Nacra 17 Europeans - Besson and Riou lead the overall standings
Formula 16 World Championship - Aussies claim title in Newport
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - The journey beckons
Clipper Round the World - London to provide emotional heroes welcome
ISAF Youth Worlds - Italians to lead RS:X fleet in Tavira
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - Over the Horizon
Foiling Week - Italian Moth Championship - Final results
NYYC Race Week - Yachting history on display
Rescued sailors reach shore after dramatic ocean rescue
Half Ton Classics Cup: Swuzzlebubble out front on Day 1 + Video   
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Yachting history on display   
Volvo Cork Week - Thrilling conditions welcome international fleet   
Nacra 17 Europeans: Success for Italy's Bissaro and Sicouri   
America's Cup: 2017 venue short-list reduced to two Cities   
Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall   
49er and 49erFX Europeans: Pitfalls aplenty on day 1 + Video   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends   
Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran   
Fierce competition at the Meanline Fins Slalom Challenge   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner   
Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature   
Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm   
Team Alvimedica practice in Newport, RI - Photos   
18 foot skiff European Championship (Open Europeans) - Final results   
Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1   
ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams   
Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT