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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2012 – Quartet of honorary gentlemen - Sail World

The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2012 presented its highest award to John Kirkjian, Peter Campbell, Rowan Johnston and John Honeysett for their individual contributions to the Boxing Day spectacle throughout the years. The four – John Honeysett, Rowan Johnston, Peter Campbell and John Kirkjian – were each given the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Meritorious Service Award at the annual race prize giving ceremony in Hobart. All have played major behind-the-scenes roles going back decades, back to a time when yachts gave their position by Morse code and those then had to be individually plotted on a chart by hand to create an overall picture of the fleet and the state of the race. John Honeysett, Rowan Johnston, who is a past commodore of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, and the late Bob Laing began their involvement in the early 1960s as members of the RYCT Sydney-Hob...

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