Saturday, 14 November 2015


Pyrmont Heritage Boating Club environmental warriors the Pirates of Plastic continue every week to pick up plastic from our waterways.  A regular route has become known as the Bays Precinct, west of Pyrmont extending to Annandale.  Pictured below are the Pirates at Johnstone Bay Pyrmont at the end of Harris Street.

The pirates pick up plastic from the water because it is one of the ten best things we can do for our environment.  They learn and practice boat handling skills and then sail home to Blackwattle Bay where they deposit  their plastic bounty for the Maritime Enviro Services to collect.


Sunday, 1 November 2015


The club participated again at Balmain Regatta with a first, second and third in the Waterman race for rowing / pulling boats.  Thanks to the BSC for putting in the effort to stage one of the great Regattas in Sydney.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015


Winter days have seen the beginning of making repairs to the Aegir Viking ship.  Two boatbuilders have been busy repairing the 32 ribs of the ship.  Orion and Toby will replace 32 ribs in the ship in a first step of the process to make the Aegir a seaworthy vessel for sailing in the future.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Le Petit Festival

Big thanks from PHBC to all volunteers from Le Petit Bateau Gallery.  The fundraiser festival was a great success although a last minute change of venue was necessary.
We will do this again as everyone had a great time at the Addison Rd Community Centre venue.  The jumping ship was a big hit with the kids and some adults as well.  The music was brilliant and varied and the installations amazing.  Great work to all the lovely people who made it happen.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015


PHBC members Orion and Michael traveled to Toronto on Lake Macquarie with 3 boats to show at BoatFest2015.  After a wet Saturday the crowds and boats mingled for a great Sunday worthy of a visit each Easter.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015


An invitation to the Norwegian Royal visit in Sydney of King Harold V and Queen Sonja presented an opportunity for the club to make cultural connections. The opportunity to connect with our Gokstadt Viking ship replica ‘Aegir’ roots was accepted and a pleasant evening followed meeting Norwegian expats.

At the reception to celebrate Australian Norwegian relations held at MCA Sydney Queen Sonja presented her photographic exhibition, Inspirational Encounters in Norway. Music was performed live by Haykon Kornstad.

Our Treasurer Michael Bolton-Hall met the Kings Brigadier. Brigadier Nils Petter Granholt is also the for’dhand for King Harold on his many sailing adventures. The Brigadier is also from the same area in Norway where the original Gokstadt ship was found. He was excited to realize one of only three Gokstadt replicas is here in Sydney.

The Brigadier said he wanted to keep in touch and start to build a relationship with our Norwegian counterparts.

The Royals on Sydney Harbour

Sunday, 15 February 2015


Club members exhibited at the Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart last weekend.  'Kathleen' a 16' rowing and sailing skiff was built by Orion Alderton our boatbuilder 3 years ago as part of a community building program in Sydney.  Built of cedar planks on ash frames and tea tree knees the project had an apprentice and work experience teams involved in the building of this and maintenance of other club vessels.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Australia Day

All welcome on 26th January to PHBC boating and BBQ beside the beautiful Blackwattle Bay.  Entry at 1-19 Bank St Pyrmont near the Sydney Fish Markets.  Starting 9 a.m.  Contact Mike 0419433761