Vale Norman Rydge, former CYCA Commodore

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) mourns the passing of Past Commodore Norman Rydge (1928-2022).

Norman, who served as CYCA Commodore from 1967-1969, was a stalwart of ocean sailing both in Australia and around the world.

He competed in many Sydney Hobart Yacht Races, most notably finishing third overall on his Alan Payne-designed Lorita Maria in the 1963 race.

Norman, a CYCA Member for 58 years, was part of the committee which conceived Australia’s first Admiral’s Cup challenge in 1965.

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