Bear Cottage Raffle Yacht “Harry’s Story” christened at MHYC

Team Support for “Harry’s Story”

  • Mike Baird , NSW Treasurer christens the Bear Cottage Raffle Yacht “Harry’s Story” at MHYC
  • The team at The CYCA to host Harry’s Story on Sunday 10th
  • Jessica Watson welcomes support from  fellow club members

Crowds flocked to Middle Harbour Yacht Club on Saturday 2nd July to watch the Christening of the Raffle Prize ‘Harry’s Story’.

The Hanse 355 yacht is named after a gorgeous young boy called Harry whose journey ended just a few weeks ago at Bear Cottage.

Harry’s parents Jo and Lyle have supported this yacht raffle from day one and looked on as the Hon. Mike Baird NSW Treasurer; Member for Manly began proceedings by explaining how significant this raffle is for Bear Cottage.

Mike showed obvious passion for the only children’s hospice in NSW.

Mary Bickley of Team Windcraft then read the christening and Harry’s brother Jake poured champagne over the bow.

Tagged the “Boat of Hope’, Harry’s Story continues its promotional tour of the Harbour before being on display at Sydney International Boatshow.

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has put their support behind this campaign and is hosting Harry’s Story on Sunday.

Mark Woolf, CEO, says “The team at CYCA are delighted to support this fundraiser for Bear Cottage; the initiative is very relevant to our members”

Sailors intuitively recognize the need to work together as a Team to overcome challenges. Bear Cottage is the Team Player that so many families across Australia rely on.


Jessica Watson is delighted that the CYCA are promoting the Bear Cottage Yacht Raffle.  Jessica was given membership of the CYCA on completion of her solo non -stop and unassisted sailing journey around the world. Jessica is now preparing for the Sydney to Southport and Sydney to Hobart races which are organized by the CYC.

Jessica will take the winner of the Yacht sailing for two hours.


The yacht “Harry’s story will be on display to members and public at the club in New Beach Road, Darling Point on Sunday 10th. Raffle Tickets will be available on the day – from the ladies in pink on the boat.


The Yacht Raffle will be drawn at Sydney International Boatshow on July 31st.

To support Bear Cottage kids and their families head to to buy your ticket in the raffle today.  Or call Windcraft 02 9979 1709