A lot of years back France resumed underground nuclear testing at Mururoa, southeast of Tahiti

Blog Post 25 by Jon Sanders: Tahiti

Now Tahiti.

A lot of years back France resumed underground nuclear testing at Mururoa Atoll (south-east of Tahiti) approximately 450 to 500 N Miles south-southeast of the track I took thru the northern portion of the Tuamotu Archipelago.

At the time of nucler testing, the amicable Polynesians rioted. The headline in the West Australian Newspaper (home) read “Something in Paradise” (I think “Chaos in Paradise”). It worked, France brought the testing to finish sooner.

So, here I am in Paradise

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Jon Sanders’ Voyage Farewell @ Royal Perth Yacht Club Annexe

Jon Sanders’ Voyage Farewell – Sunday morning, 16 October 2016

The start of Jon Sanders’ record-breaking 10th circumnavigation on his Perie Banou II.

How happy and at home does Jon Sanders look heading back to sea!

It is fantastic to see people arriving early Sunday morning at the Royal Perth Yacht Club Fremantle Annexe to farewell Jon. Thank you ABC News and Channel 10 for coming down to film

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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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