Jon Sanders – Nine News Perth

World Sailing Great, Jon Sanders

After nearly seventy years at the helm, world sailing great, Jon Sanders is set to leave Perth on his tenth trip around the world. The yachtsman has broken 34 world records at sea but this trip could be the last.

 

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Perie Banou II being put through her paces…

Perie Banou II on a stunning spring day in Perth

Jon, Robin and Vera putting Perie Banou II through her paces on a stunning spring day in Perth yesterday.

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The countdown is on. Only 3 days to go…

Only 3 more sleeps to go before Jon and Perie Banou II head off

Jon and Perie Banou II are soon to depart on their first leg of the record-breaking 10th circumnavigation of the globe. For those of you who would like to farewell Jon – there are two options.

Join us at the RPYC Fremantle Annexe on Saturday 15th October from 7:30am. Jon and his crew will be departing the Annexe at 8:30 sharp.

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Why not take your boat out for the start of the 48th Geraldton Classic and the Dirk Hartog Ocean Classic and wish Jon well on his way. Boats will be assembling between North Mole and Hallbank Buoy.

The race starts at 9:30am.

Hope to see you there!

RPYC Annexe. 51 Mews Road, Fremantle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Perie Banou II on the Swan River

Perie Banou II is back on the Swan River

Can you think of a more perfect day for Perie Banou II to go out on her first official sail? She’s looking fantastic!!

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Royal Perth Yacht Club was honoured to have Jon Sanders as guest at the Opening of the Season.

Royal Perth Yacht Club’s 152nd Sailing Open Day Luncheon

Jon Sanders AO, OBE, CitWA; Governor of Western Australia Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC; and, Royal Perth Yacht Club Commodore Mike. A. Campbell at the 2016 Sailing Open Day Luncheon.

Royal Perth Yacht Club 152nd Opening of the Sailing Season.

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Perie Banou II taking pride of place on the Collector Jetty – Royal Perth Yacht Club

Perie Banou II taking pride of place

Taking pride of place on the collector jetty for Royal Perth Yacht Club’s 152nd Opening Day. How good is Perie Banou II looking!!

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Perie Banou II is back in the water!!

Perie Banou II heads off the slip

Fantastic news!! Perie Banou 2 is back in the water !! We can’t wait to hear how the first sail goes later this week.

 

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The boat signage has started being placed on Perie Banou II

Sinage from Rohan Lewis from Boatservices Australia

The boat signage has started being placed on Perie Banou II. A huge thank you to Rohan Lewis from Boatservices Australia for all his time and the provision of all the signage. We can’t wait to see her once he’s finished!! Keep an eye out for more photos over the next couple of days.

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What a difference a few days makes

Bay Marine Maintenance and International Paints

What a difference a few days makes … She’s starting to look like Perie Banou II we all know and love. A big thank you goes to Bay Marine Maintenance and International Paints for turning her back to her bright and sparkly signature blue 🙂

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