Jon Sanders adding the final touches for the trip tomorrow :)

Jon Sanders adding the final touches for the trip tomorrow

Jon Sanders with his S&S39, Perie Banou II. John Curnow

Jon Sanders with his S&S39, Perie Banou II. John Curnow.

I was not really intimidated, but certainly awestruck, and definitely very delighted. For there I was, sitting in the Bond Room of the Royal Perth Yacht Club with the great Jon Sanders AO, OBE, no less. As an Australian it does not get much bigger than that, and as a sailor it is almost akin to being a teenage girl at The Biebs purpose world tour with a back stage pass. Wow!

So it was a really, really distinct pleasure to meet with Jon on the eve of embarking on his tenth circumnavigation. In there is the triple, and double solo and non-stop records for a total of five, the haul around Antarctica, Cape Town to Rio, and oh my God, it all just adds up. See an earlier piece for a sample of the man’s sailing CV… READ MORE HERE

Jon Sanders with his S&S39, Perie Banou II John Curnow

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.

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.

Or

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!!

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!!