The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, through the History and Archives Committee, is proud to have acquired a limited-edition copy of Richard Bennett’s highly acclaimed book Across Five Decades, which will be permanently displayed in Coasters Retreat for the enjoyment of Members and their guests.
Over more than 50 years, Richard has captured the defining moments of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, both from a bird’s eye view and behind the scenes.
Across Five Decades features some of Richard’s incredible photos and tales from his decorated career.
The CYCA is currently holding a raffle to raise funds for the purchase of the book and its display.
Some of the prizes include:
- A framed Richard Bennett print of your choice from Across Five Decades
- A one-night stay for two guests at a TOGA/Vibe hotel
- Two tickets for the 2021 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race spectator vessel on Boxing Day
- Two spectator vessel tickets for the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge
Tickets are available for $20 each, 3 for $50 or 7 for $100 and sales will be limited to a maximum of 1,000 tickets.
Proceeds of the raffle will be used for the acquisition of the book and display case, as well as being put towards the ongoing costs of digitising the Club’s extensive film and video assets.
The draw will take place on Saturday 11 December 2021 at the CYCA Sydney Hobart Classic Yacht Regatta Dinner.