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Photographs of sailing vessels, events and people

Date: 1895-1988
Dimensions:
Overall: 610 mm
Medium: Silver gelatin print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Louis D'Alpuget
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS0158

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    Description
    This archive series numbered [001] - [443] consists of photographs, negatives and slides of various sailing scenes collected by yachting journalist Mr Lou d'Alpuget. They include photographs of sailing vessel of various class and design, as well as national and international competitions such as the America's Cup, Sydney to Hobart Race, Sayonara Cup, world series and regattas. In addition are photographs of committee members of yacht clubs, crew members, spectators, vessel designers and owners.
    HistoryMr Lou d'Alpuget (1915-2006) was a notable yachting writer and broadcaster whose career in journalism and writing spanned almost 71 years. He sailed skiffs at aged 12, by 17 was a Bondi lifesaver and by 18 a championship surfboat rower. He also excelled at wrestling, water polo, boxing and blue-water yachting. In 1935 he began writing yachting articles for the Sunday Sun newspaper while studying chemical engineering.

    During World War II he served in the Australian Armed Services, initially in the army until he transferred to the navy and skippered an anti-submarine boat TOPSY patrolling the Pacific. At the end of the war d'Alpuget's front page coverage of the inaugural Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race in The Daily Telegraph diverted a war weary population. He sailed in the race four times and continued to cover the race for decades. D'Alpuget reported on international ocean racing including Australia's first America's Cup campaign with GRETEL in 1962 and the Admiral's Cup.

    D'Alpuget obtained an exclusive interview with Sir Francis Chichester in Bass Strait in 1966 by approaching GIPSY MOTH IV in a fishing trawler and launching a dinghy to deliver a bag of onions and a bottle of whiskey. His first book 'Let's Go Sailing' was published in 1960. This was followed by regular newspaper columns and the publication of 'Yachting in Australia' in 1980.

    D'Alpuget's books Include 'Sydney's Beaches' (1951), 'Let's Go Sailing' (1952), 'Successful Sailing' (1970 1972, 1973, 1974, 1981), 'Learn To Sail' (1989), 'Yachting In Australia' (1980, 1988), joint authorship (with Bob Ross) of 'Boating For Beginners' (1974), and contributing authorship of 'Complete Book Of Boating' (1972). He also wrote for many newspapers and magazines, including The Daily Telegraph, The Referee, The Sunday Telegraph, Pix, People, Sporting Life, The Sun, Modern Boating, Australian Sailing and Australian Yachting.

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    Web title: Photographs of sailing vessels, events and people

    Primary title: BLACK AND WHITE AND SOME COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS, NEGATIVES AND SLIDES OF VARIOUS YACHTING SCENES SUCH AS THE AMERICA'S CUP AND THE SYDNEY TO HOBART RACE COLLECTED BY LOU D'ALPUGET

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