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Roger Hickman
Tack and Gybe- Roger Hickman
Tack and Gybe- Roger Hickman

Other NameSun Tzu
GenderMale
Date Born1954
StatusDeceased
Date of Death (if Applicable)2016
NationalityAustralian
Current City/HometownSydney
ClubCruising Yacht Club of Australia
Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron
Boat Owner ofShapes Dragon
Wild Oats
Wild Rose
Boats Sailed OnHullabaloo
Nike
Ragamuffin
Thirlmere
Web Pageswww.cyca.com.au/news/club/2016/03/yachting-legend-roger-hickman-passes-away/
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG6CphStsM8

Roger Hickman

Three times overall winner of the Hobart Race and CYCA Ocean Racer of the Year in 2000 and 2014.

Roger holds over 40 years of ocean racing experience, and in 2013-14 notched up his 7th CYCA Blue Water Championship, after winning first overall in the CYCA Blue Water Championship, Cape Byron Series and Tasman Performance Series.

From 38 Sydney Hobart Yacht Races, Hickman has won three. The first was in 1993 with two partners in Wild Rose (then named Wild Oats) racing under IOR and in tandem with IMS winner Cuckoos Nest. That 1993 race is deemed by many yachties as the toughest in the history of the race. The other win was as Ausmaid's sailing master in 2000. And he did it again this year in 2014 with his brother Andrew and sister Lisa on their first Sydney to Hobart.

Hicko's Wild Rose (excerpts from an articles)

* "An eternal passion for sailing has remained a fulfilling one for Roger Hickman, who continues to squeeze the best from his veteran yacht Wild Rose, with a well-balanced male and female amateur crew, together forging an indestructible alliance", says Di Pearson.

* In offshore racing, Hickman and Wild Rose are the ones to beat. To stay on top with a 29 year-old yacht built to the old IOR rule, Hickman is ruthlessly tough on his crew, but every one of them have complete trust in and undying respect for their skipper.

* No one-trick pony, 'Hicko's' envious offshore track record is bolstered by bouts in the Dragon, Etchells and Farr 40 classes internationally, with local Laser competition thrown in for that extra finesse. Collectively, they make Hickman a formidable sailor. As mainsheet hand for 2004 Etchells world champion Peter McNeil at the recent Newport, Rhode Island-hosted Etchells Worlds raced during June, they finished 53rd from 95 entries.

* Project managed Syd Fischer's 1995 America's Cup challenge.

Roger started his sailing career in Tasmania (some time when still being breast fed) with his father who was an enthusiastic Yachty. He was also a keen member of MHYC and sailed here for many years on boats such as Keith Tierney's Hullabaloo with Michael Tieney (all crew under 30 I think to Hobart) and Simon Green's Thirlmere.

History

More to come

Year

Boat

Race

Position

1989 Haupia Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race Yacht Race
1990 Haupia Sydney to Mooloolaba Yacht Race

1990

Haupia

Sydney to Southport Yacht Race

Second

1990

Haupia

3 Ports Race

 

1990

Haupia

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race Yacht Race

 

1991

Wild Oats (Now Wild Rose)

Sydney to Southport Yacht Race

Winner

1991

Wild Oats (Now Wild Rose)

3 Ports Race

Winner

1991

Wild Oats (Now Wild Rose)

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race Yacht Race

8th

1992 Wild Oats (now Wild Rose Sydney to Mooloolaba Yacht Race 2nd Overall and 1st in Division IOR

1992

Wild Oats (Now Wild Rose)

Hamilton Island Race Week

 

1992

Wild Oats (Now Wild Rose)

Sydney to Southport Yacht Race

 

1992

Wild Oats (Now Wild Rose)

3 Ports Race

 

1993

Wild Oats (Now Wild Rose)

Sydney to Mooloolaba Yacht Race

Second

1993

Wild Oats (Now Wild Rose)

Sydney to Southport Yacht Race

 

1993 Wild Oats (Now Wild Rose) 3 Ports Race 
1993 Wild Oats (Now Wild Rose) Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race Yacht Race first in IOR Division

1983 Hobart

In 1983, Roger sailed at Tactician on Hullabaloo.

Front row: Matthew Hall (24), Robert Bishop (24) , Ian Bashford (24), Michael Tierney (Skipper 23), Roger Hickman (Tactician 29) Back Row: James Johnston and Phil Jendlin

2012 Dragons

2012 Dragon State Titles
2012 Dragon State Titles
2012 Dragon State Titles
2012 Dragon State Titles

2013 Fastnet

Roger sailed on Petite Flamme

Petite Flamme Fastnet 2013
Petite Flamme Fastnet 2013
Petite Flamme Fastnet 2013
Petite Flamme Fastnet 2013

Pictures

Roger Hickman as a Cadet
Roger Hickman as a Cadet
Roger Hickman as an Officer
Roger Hickman as an Officer
Roger Hickman - Sailor of the Year 2014
Roger Hickman - Sailor of the Year 2014
Roger Hickman - Sailor of the Year 2014
Roger Hickman - Sailor of the Year 2014

Articles

The following is a list of articles written about Roger.

Magazine Articles

Roger Hickman

Seamark - Roger Hickman
Seamark - Roger Hickman

Tack and Gybe

The following is an article about Roger in the magazine Tack and Gybe

Tack and Gybe- Roger Hickman
Tack and Gybe- Roger Hickman
Tack and Gybe- Roger Hickman
Tack and Gybe- Roger Hickman
Tack and Gybe- Roger Hickman
Tack and Gybe- Roger Hickman

Video

Patrick Galloway Maluka story for ABC News -

www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4cSsdHL-Qg#t=7.5354498

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