‘Chas from Tas’ book launch in Sydney Race Village

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  • By Stacey French
  • 19 Dec 2015 00:00:00
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Finally, the book of seafaring tales we’ve all been waiting years for. Charles Blundell, AKA the legendary Chas from Tas, will be in the Rolex Village at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia on Monday, 21 December at 6pm, for a cocktail party to launch his tome, simply titled ‘The Adventures of Chas from Tas’ – all are welcome, but bookings are essential.

Chas will be joined by co-author Juliet Prentice and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, who wrote a foreword for the book. David Kellett is Master of Ceremonies.

Complied by Chas and a determined Juliet Prentice, whose father owned the famous English yachts 'Battle Cry’, the book chronicles his life between 1969 and the early eighties, Chas said it had taken about seven years to write, although he had been talking about it for nearly double that time. No doubt it will be a good read.

Chas, born in Devon (UK) before immigrating to Tasmania with his family, went to school in Hobart, where he learned an appreciation for the sea. A fascinating life on the water for  over 40 years, working across ocean mining, exploration vessels, submarines, delivering yachts and racing them worldwide, is reflected in his weather-beaten face.

With over 500,000 nautical miles under his belt, Chas has some fabulous yarns to tell; encounters with pirates, his numerous Sydney Hobarts, Admiral’s and Kenwood Cups and more. Most famously, Chas was aboard Drum, owned by Duran Duran front man, Simon Le Bon, when it lost its keel and capsized in horrendous weather during the 1985 Fastnet Race.

Tickets to the cocktail part book launch are $20 each and include a drink on arrival and finger food at the Sydney Race Village, hardstand area at the CYCA.

Booking is essential, CLICK HERE to book now.

Di Pearson - CYCA Media

 

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