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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

June 13, 2016

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia

Order of Australia Medal

Michael Chapman


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 associations.

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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