Vee Jay 90th birthday

The Vaucluse Junior, affectionately known as the Vee-Jay (VJ), was a 11ft 6” two-handed skiff conceived by Sylvester (Sil) Rohu and designed by Charles Sparrow in 1931. The design spawned tens of thousands of builds across Australia and overseas with competitive racing until the 1990s. Champions of the class continued on to win Olympic gold, world championships and the 1983 America’s Cup (John Bertand).To celebrate the 90th birthday of the VJ, Vaucluse Yacht Club (founded by Sil Rohu in 1939) will be hosting a special event on the morning of Saturday the 11th of December 2021 featuring a display of classic VJs from across the era, a breakfast Q&A with some of the original champions of the class and a VJ sail past.Some of Double Bay’s members began their sailing careers in the VJ and they are invited to attend this special event.Details:Date: Saturday 11th December 2021Time: 8.30am rigging, 10am breakfast Q&ALocation: Vaucluse

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