Manly Juniors (MJs) are a small craft sailed by two children aged between about 7 and 14. The MJ has three sails, mainsail, jib and spinnaker, and provides excellent basic training. To find out more, go to the Manly Junior Association at www.mj.yachting.org.au
The Flying Eleven (F11) is an exciting light weight dinghy sailed by two people of a preferable combined crew weight between 75 and 115 kgs. Ages generally range from 10 to 18 years but there is no restriction to parental or senior participation. The F11 is an excellent follow-on boat for MJs. To find out more, go to the Flying Eleven Association of Australia at www.flying11.yachting.org.au
The Heron offers a genuine family experience for sailors young and old. It is gaff rigged, with a mainsail and jib, and is ideally sailed by an adult and child (5 to teens), two adults or two teens. To find out more, go to the National Heron Association of Australia at www.heronsailing.com.au
The NS14 (Northbridge Senior) is an Australian designed family dinghy intended for competitive family sailing. It has a simple rig and is light enough to be easily lifted into the water. It can be sailed by two adults, an adult and teen or two teens. To find out more, go to the NS14 Association at www.ns14.org
The Open Divisionconsists of any boats that wish to sail with PHOSC but are not sufficiently numerous to form an individual division. Currently we have Lasers, a Spiral, Pacers and a Musto Skiff sailing in the Open Division. You can find out more on the following links:
PHOSC management committee nominated Lesley and Ralph (aka Buzz) Skelton for the Cook Community Awards 2017 program run by HON. SCOTT MORRISON MP FEDERAL MEMBER FOR COOK , that recognises exceptional service to the community by volunteers.
Today (2/12/17) at the Cronulla Sharks Leagues Club, not only were they presented with the award by Scott Morrison, but of the forty very worthy recipients from the Cook electorate, Lesley & Buzz also won the highest award possible, the Cook Community Medal for the best representative volunteers in the Cook electorate for 2017.... what an awesome achievement!
This is also the first time in its history that the Cook Community Medal has been awarded to dual recipients!
Both Lesley and Graham are the longest standing members of PHOSC to which the club owes an enormous debt for their enduring & ongoing support of the club, its facilities and members over the last 61 years.
For those of you that weren’t aware Lesley & Buzz actually first met at the club as teenagers, carried on as boyfriend / girlfriend for a while, eventually marrying and creating a fantastic dynasty of kids and grandchildren that we have all met or sailed with at the club at one time or other. Most of the family were on hand to witness the presentation event at Sharkies and the grandkids managed to storm onto the stage for a photo opportunity with Lesley, Buzz and Scott Morrison.
Lesley gave a fantastic impromptu thankyou speech when receiving the award, and of course Buzz knowing he couldn’t out do that effort, (and knowing his place in the Skelton pecking order) just smiled and waved from back stage!