Order of Australia
Congratulations to one of our Islanders.
Today in the Queen’s birthday list of honours, an Order of Australia
Medal was awarded to Michael Chapman also known as “Chappo”, for
'services to sailing and maritime organisations'.
Michael was a past head of NSW Waterways Authority, currently sits on
many advisory committees and has been President of the Boat Owners
Association for many years. He was involved in life jacket reform and
boating safety reforms as well as amalgamating volunteer rescue
As a skiff sailor himself in 12's and 18's, he has supported youth
training and development in Sabot, 420 and Olympic 470 classes as
National President. He continues to be involved in historic 10 and 18
foot skiffs with his partner Karen.
Michael and Karen crew for Greg Roberts in Pegasus in the Woody Point
races. They have been Island dwellers for 6 years and Michael is the
current Public Officer of SIRA.
Well done Chappo!
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