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.
For the full story, see: https://cyca.com.au/vale-norman-rydge/