As you may be aware we have 12 Metre ‘Australia’ (KA5) currently on our marina and Steak ‘N’ Kidney (KA14) will arrive on Friday afternoon. These yachts have been restored by the 12 Metre Historic Trust and are on route to a new home in Sydney from where they will be regularly sailed, hopefully making regular trips to Newcastle and Wollongong for sailing days and corporate events.
At late notice, NCYC has agreed to host an informal breakfast for the 12 Metres this Saturday from 8-9.30am during which time you can learn a bit about the yachts, the restoration process and the future plans for these historically significant vessels. Ben Morgan, founder of the Trust, will be available to answer questions and provide tours of the boats. For members interested in joining the Trust the opportunity will exist to go match racing on the yachts on Saturday (subject to weather).
Come down to the NCYC, grab some brekkie on Saturday morning, learn about these fantastic machines and maybe go for a sail on a 12 Metre!
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club members, please note that any sailing activities conducted by the boats are not an NCYC endorsed sailing event.