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URG 60th Anniversary

A celebration of 60 years, and showing no sign of slowing down! The URG will officially turn 60 in July 2016 and the club feted the milestone on 22 May at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science in Mosman. Early members in attendance were Clarrie Lawler, Harry Tracy, Sylvia Adam, Joan Harper, and Bob Ellis with noted photographer […]

Ambivalence

A short history of URG tow vehicles. This was before my time but my understanding is that the current club boat was purchased in the mid/late 80s and was originally towed by members own cars. This was after the 1979 (or second) oil crisis or oil shock occurred in the United States due to decreased oil output in the wake of the Iranian Revolution. […]

The Sunken Squadrons

The year is 1944, the war is raging in Europe and the Pacific. I am 15 years of age and living in Pyrmont. The waterfront there is taken up by many wharves that stretch from The Colonial Sugar Refinery wharf in Johnston’s Bay right around into Darling Harbour as far as Pyrmont Bridge. This bridge […]