Directors Kirby and Klohs

Tony Kirby
Tony Kirby

Tony Kirby’s family background and multi-generational involvement in sailing has laid the foundation for his extensive sailing career with over 30 years of blue water sailing including 34 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht races.  Much of his childhood was spent at the CYCA with his father, Raymond Kirby. It was here that he learned the ropes sailing on his father’s yacht Patrice

Tony has strong connections with the boating industry through his experience in a sailing school, ship chandlery, yacht chartering, project management and racing a large number of ocean racing boats. 

Tony has been a member of the CYCA since 1994 and represents CYCA as a director of Yachting NSW. He has served as a Safety Auditor, of the Safety Committee since 1997.  In 2011 he joined the Sailing Committee and in 2014 he joined the Board as a Director. 

Committee Chair:  Cruising

Committee Member:  Sailing; Technology

Leander Klohs
Leander Klohs

Leander has worked in executive management roles at the City of Sydney for the last decade, with a focus on governance, communication and the provision of support for the elected officials.  She holds a degree in Communications. 

Leander sails regularly both inshore and offshore and has competed in four Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Races. She continues to enjoy all forms of racing. 

Leander has been a member of the Board since 2014.

Committee Chair:  Archives

Committee Member:  Member Services; Redevelopment; Technology; Training & Development; Young Members; 75th Anniversary Planning