July 8, 1862 In the Australian colony (now state) of New South Wales, a group of 19 men met in the office of merchant William Walker in Sydney to establish a club to promote local boating activities. (Along with being an avid yachtsman, Walker was the head of a prominent shipbuilding firm; in addition, he […]

1862: One of the World’s Leading Yacht Clubs is Launched in Australia — Transportation History

William Walker, who also owned a shipbuilding company, is an interesting parallel to George Warrington, who was likewise a yacht designer/builder and Commodore of first the Lincoln Park Yacht Club and later the Chicago Yacht Club, which won the Canada Cup in 1899.