January 29, 2013

Last week, Living Edge furniture company kindly invited members of Tobias Partners out for an evening’s yacht racing aboard the sleek, 42-foot, timber yacht, Mercedes IV, as part of the Twilight Race calendar at CYCA. When we got down to the Yacht Club, we found that our skipper for the evening, as well as owner of the yacht in question, was none other than the very dapper and extremely talented architect, Peter Stronach.

Here’s what Pia Wolanski from our interior design team, has to say about the experience:

“It was great! The conditions were perfect – enough wind to make it exciting, but not enough to make us seasick – and it was so beautiful, slipping out from the moorings at Rushcutter’s Bay, past Shark Island and toward Watson’s Bay. Peter’s an impressive skipper and accomplished architect. He was recently inducted into the Life Fellowship Hall of Fame by the Australian Institute of Architects for his notable contribution to the industry. He’s competed in the Sydney to Hobart race more than a dozen times with results to boot. Back in 1998, during the horrific weather conditions of the Sydney-to-Hobart, Peter skippered his crew of eight – all from the architecture, construction and design industries – safely to Hobart, coming 2nd in the Veterans Division, 3rd in Division E and 13th overall. In our humble Twilight race, the record had us in third place, though Peter insists we really came in second!

A big thanks to Peter Stronach for being our very able seaman – and of course, to Living Edge for making it all possible. We all enjoyed the outing very much.”

Author: Nick tobias