sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Order of Australia Medal awarded to Rob Mundle and John Biffin
Order of Australia Medal awarded to Rob Mundle and John Biffin


'Rob Mundle has been awarded an OAM in Queen’s Birthday honours for service to sailing and journalism.'    Luke Marsden/Courier Mail    Click Here to view large photo

Rob Mundle, a well known yachting journalist and author, has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours announced today. Mundle has received the award for services to sailing and to journalism.

Another recipient of the OAM with a maritime connection is master mariner John Biffin for his services to the community, particularly through Australia Day celebrations.

Robert George Mundle, Main Beach, Queensland, has been a sailor since 1957 and introduced two significant sailing classes, the Laser and the J24, to Australia.

As a journalist Rob has worked for the Sydney Daily Mirror and The Australian newspapers and for the Ten and Seven television networks as a yachting commentator. He has covered many America’s Cup regattas, including Australia II’s victory in 1983, and is currently a member of the America’s Cup Hall of Fame selection committee.

He was a founding member of the Society of International Nautical Scribes, an international organisation of yachting journalists and photographers.

Rob has been a member of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia since 1970 and more recently was Commodore of the Southport Yacht Club for two years. He is currently the Co-ordinator of the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week and was founder of the Hayman Island Big Boat Series and the Sail Paradise Regatta on the Gold Coast.

He is the author of several books, including ‘Fatal Shore’, a dramatic story of the tragic 1998 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, and ‘Bligh – Master Mariner’ and ‘Flinders – the Man Who Mapped Australia’.

Rob extended his sailing interests to charitable causes, notably being an inaugural member and co-ordinator of the Sail for Cancer Committee and the Cure Cancer Foundation which has raised about $1.5 million for research. He is currently an Ambassador for the Cure Cancer Australia Foundation.

John Ronald Biffin, Cremorne, NSW, has been a Master Mariner since 1968, a First Class Pilot from 1980, becoming Senior Pilot, Sydney Ports Corporation, from 2004-2007.

He has been heavily involved in organising major maritime events centred on Sydney Harbour, including the annual Australia Day celebrations, the Tall Ships Race to Tasmania in 1998, the Celebration of Federation, Flags Afloat and was a member of the onshore preparation team for Kay Cottee’s Round the World Voyage, 1987.

John has been a competitor harbour and offshore racing yachtsman for many years and is a member of Middle Harbour Yacht Club and the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, which includes giving on-the-water support for the Hardy Cup

He has been a member of the Australia Day Regatta Management Committee and the Regatta Advisory Council since 1998 and is a board member of the Australia Day Council of New South Wales. He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Navigation and the League of Ancient Mariners, and an advisor to the Sydney Harbour Port Security Committee, formed after the September 11 terrorist attacks in the USA.


by Peter Campbell

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=109604

10:08 AM Wed 12 Jun 2013GMT


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







News - USA and the World





























Audi Melges 20 U.S. Nationals - Oleander takes early lead by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,






2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads by Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan








Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO by Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island










America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,


Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,












International Cadet World Championship – Day 4 at Weymouth, England
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Light wind plagues Lake Jinniu
2014 Formula Kite World Championships - Bridges strike back on day 2
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos
SAP 505 World Championship - Holt and Woelfel on top
2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship - Day 2
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; MC38s Lindeman Island Race VIDEO
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Ready to rock
IFDS Worlds - Wind delays, but racing continues in Halifax
IFDS World Championships - Day 2 images by Jude Robertson
MS Cup - Three days until the start
America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature
ISAF seeking hosting bids for Nations Cup
Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds - Luvisetto and Alexadr Boite victorious +Video
IFDS World Championships - Action shots by Tim Wilkes
Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia
World Yacht Racing Forum 2014: 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing'
Clipper Race: 2015-16 edition of world's longest ocean race 70% full
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland - Swish smash 5th World Record
Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014
IFDS Worlds - Hot competition on first day of racing   
Challenging Conditions - CORK OCR   
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 for the US Sailing Team   
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3   
America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature   
Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3   
Roble and Wilson still number one match racers in the U.S.   
2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1   
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson   
Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled   
52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed   
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium   
IFDS Worlds - Former president presented with ISAF awards medal   
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Improvements aplenty in Byte CII fleets   
America's Cup: New Zealand loses top coach to Artemis Racing   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Day 9 - Swish on record pace   
2014 CORK Olympic Classes Regatta - Day 3   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 2   


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 WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT