Thank you to the ABC for joining us to farewell Jon Sanders yesterday.
WA yachting legend Jon Sanders sets sail on a final circumnavigation of the globe.
West Australian solo yachtsman Jon Sanders says he is now in good health, after having open heart surgery last year.
West Australian yachting legend Jon Sanders has set sail from Fremantle, south of Perth, on his 10th, and most likely final, circumnavigation of the world.
Despite undergoing open heart surgery last year, Mr Sanders said he felt in good health leading into his year-long journey at sea.
“I went in to see the surgeon the other day and he said my blood pressure was good and my heart’s beating OK so I’d better go somewhere,” he said.
“Right now it’s the 400th anniversary of Dirk Hartog bumping into WA so I’m doing that yacht race to celebrate that first.”…