Bayview yachtie a NSW Legend
Bayview yachtsman John Forbes will join fellow Northern Beaches sportspeople, surfer Layne Beachley and cricketer Brett Lee, in being inducted as a Legend of NSW Sport. The trio will be honoured at a NSW Champions of Sport Ceremony on November 20. Forbes made history when he became the first Tornado catamaran sailor to win three World Championships. He went on to better that by completing his career with a total of seven catamaran World Championship wins. Four-time Australian Sailor of the Year, and a veteran of three Olympic Games, Forbes won a bronze at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games with Mitch Booth. In 2000, they won silver at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Forbes won four European Championships, and 10 Australian Championships. Beachley, from Queenscliff, unquestionably one of the greatest female surfers in the history of the sport, becomes the 24th NSW athlete and the first surfer to be elevated to NSW Legend Status. Beachley is the first woman to win seven
World Championships triumphing in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2006.
New beach wheelchair
Pittwater MP Rory Amon joined with representatives of the Newport Surf Life Saving Club to unveil the Club’s
new beach wheelchair in October. “After having the previous beach wheelchair for 15 years, the club sought support from the community to obtain a new fit-for-purpose wheelchair, to ensure Newport Beach can continue to be accessed and enjoyed” said Newport SLSC President Guyren Smith. The Club received financial support from Pharmacare Laboratories in Warriewood and an Amon Community Grant to fund the purchase of the chair. *The chair is available now and bookings can be made through Northern Beaches Council or directly through the club.
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