|Club||Middle Harbour Yacht Club|
|Boat Owner of||Exile|
|Boats Sailed On||Safona|
Rob's first memories of MHYC are of his early childhood days when he accompanied his parents to The Spit on weekends when the members built the new clubhouse in the 1950s. He first started racing at the club around 1960, sailing with David Noakes in the Bluebird class yachts.
He joined the crew of Fred Farrell's Safona, a 34-foot yacht that regularly raced in Number 1 inshore division. Rob sailed with Fred for around seven years and then moved into 16-foot skiffs. He returned to racing at the club by joining the crew of Lal McDonnell's Mottle 33 Rifleman.
In 1989 he acquired his first yacht, a Northshore 38 named Weekend Option. In 1993 he bought J44 Phoenix, a J44 class yacht which was built in the United States and launched in 1990. In 1999 he became Commodore of MHYC.
2014 Australian Championships