sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2012 – Quartet of honorary gentlemen
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2012 – Quartet of honorary gentlemen

'Awards for meritiries service. Prizegiving of the 68th Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012'    ROLEX-Daniel Forster    Click Here to view large photo

The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2012 presented its highest award to John Kirkjian, Peter Campbell, Rowan Johnston and John Honeysett for their individual contributions to the Boxing Day spectacle throughout the years.

The four – John Honeysett, Rowan Johnston, Peter Campbell and John Kirkjian – were each given the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Meritorious Service Award at the annual race prize giving ceremony in Hobart.

All have played major behind-the-scenes roles going back decades, back to a time when yachts gave their position by Morse code and those then had to be individually plotted on a chart by hand to create an overall picture of the fleet and the state of the race.

John Honeysett, Rowan Johnston, who is a past commodore of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, and the late Bob Laing began their involvement in the early 1960s as members of the RYCT Sydney-Hobart Committee.

The three of them would drive to Hobart Radio to collect the position reports transmitted by Morse code from the yachts. Once they were plotted back at the RYCT clubhouse in Sandy Bay, the positions were copied to the CYCA in Sydney. This was the foundation of the race information centre that John Honeysett and Bob Laing ran until 1997.

Rowan Johnston was the Hobart-based director of the race from 1981 to 1997. He worked closely with the CYCA’s Sydney-based race director Gordon Marshall. Their relationship cemented the co-operation necessary between the two clubs to run the race safely and effectively.

Rowan Johnston maintains an interest in the race by keeping the register of all yachts that have competed in the race since its inception.

Peter Campbell’s is a more familiar name in connection with the Rolex Sydney Hobart. He is one of the country’s best known and most respected yachting journalists and was the race’s media director from 1991-2005. He also edited the CYCA’s official magazine, Offshore Yachting where he remains its Editor-at-Large.

Peter Campbell receives his Meritorious Service Award. Prizegiving of the 68th Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 -  ROLEX-Daniel Forster   Click Here to view large photo


Peter was a media consultant to the CYCA from 1994-2005. He joined the CYCA in 1971, and, until returning to Hobart to live in 2006, regularly raced the Bonbridge 27 Hornblower in CYCA and interclub events.

Peter’s involvement in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race goes back 66 years when he began covering the race as a cub reporter at the Mercury in 1946. A former editor of Modern Boating magazine, Peter has edited and written several books on sailing.

'I certainly was surprised – it was a well-kept secret,' Campbell said at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania today.

Campbell initially returned to Hobart four years ago today, to retire, but has been kept busier than ever and is back working for the Mercury where he did his cadetship.

'I’m very, very proud to receive this recognition; it’s not just a personal one, but one for the media too. Without that, the race wouldn’t be what it is today. It has played a big role in getting sponsorship,' said Campbell who was press officer for the recent Launceston Hobart and is currently covering the Laser, 420 and Mirror Nationals, along with Cadet Worlds.

Next for the yachting writer are the Farr 40 Tasmanian Championship and the Australian Youth Championships and will have a role to play in the Optimist nationals.

John Kirkjian’s name is synonymous with truth and justice in the sailing world. He is an authority on the rules of sailing and has been a volunteer member of race protest committees for 40 years at state, national and international level.

He chaired the race’s International Jury from 2003 to 2011 and served on the jury for 24 years.

John’s career in sailing began when he joined Woollahra Sailing Club in 1974 and was appointed race officer and Protest Committee member for Manly Juniors and Flying Eleven classes. He joined the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in 1979 and was appointed as a CYCA Safety Inspector in 1981, a position he still holds today.

At 76 years of age, John is still a passionate sailor who regularly participates in club events on his Jarkan 38 Lady Ann.

John Honeysett with CYCA Commodore Howard Piggott and RYCT Commodore Graham Taplin. Prizegiving of the 68th Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 -  ROLEX-Daniel Forster   Click Here to view large photo


Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2012


by Bruce Montgomery

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=105200

3:00 AM Tue 1 Jan 2013GMT


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

Click for further information on
2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Related News Stories:

01 Jan 2013  Sydney Hobart 2012 – Maluka of Kermandie's arrival formally ends race
31 Dec 2012  Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2012 – Prizegiving on New Year’s Day
31 Dec 2012  Sydney Hobart 2012 – Dump Truckers vow return
31 Dec 2012  Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 - The match races within the race
31 Dec 2012  Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 - Boats flood into Hobart with tales to tell
30 Dec 2012  Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race video selection
30 Dec 2012  Sydney Hobart 2012 – Tony Cable successful in 47th Boxing Day race
30 Dec 2012  Sydney Hobart 2012 – Gold medalist looks for more sailing challenges
30 Dec 2012  Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 – Blair Tuke relishes first Boxing Day race
30 Dec 2012  Sydney Hobart Race 2012 – Bruce Taylor still not meant to be
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World



























America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,












America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,




























PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day
2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 6
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Wind teases competitors on day 2
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Action-packed day of racing
Herreshoff Marine Museum announces successful fundraising campaign
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - The most comprehensive victory yet
Anna Tunnicliffe holds fourth at mid-point of Reebok CrossFit Games
2014 29er North American Open Championship - Australians win
INSA Sabot II Invitational Regatta - Erik Hou claims victory
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Maxi Soh wins Doubleheader A event
International Moth World Championships - Nathan Outteridge wins
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - First blood to Toselli and Angulo
Melges 24 Nationals - Record entries for 2014 and 2015 venue revealed
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Anna Kjellberg claims the lead
Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race at Long Beach YC
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship - Poland tops the leaderboard   
America's Cup - Four teams confirm full support regardless of venue   
Plastic Classic takes place at Mariposa Hunters Point YC   
Six Metre European Championship - No champion declared for 2014   
J/Teams sail tough Chicago Mackinac Race   
Anna Tunnicliffe wins first event of Reebok Cross Fit Games + Video   
2014 Pacific Cup - Skill and luck required for victory   
Six Metre European Championship - Action resumes on day 4   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 4   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam on the horizon   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Golden Jubilee to take place this September   
DH Pacific Cup - Running with the pack + Video   
Women's Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Testing day in Vannes   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland establishes solid lead   
International Moth Worlds: Outteridge charges into the lead + Video   
Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands Race - First blood to Team Brunel   
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Competition heats up on day 2   
Laser Radial World Championships - Competition aplenty on day 3 +Video   
Extreme Sailing Series - Penultimate Act to take place in Nice   
Leukemia Cup - Images by Leighton O'Connor   


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