Jon Sanders home-coming

My last blog was yonks back. So, before I forget where I went I better complete the journey’s end

Blog Post 38 by Jon Sanders: Shark Bay to Home

My last blog was yonks back. So, before I forget where I went I better complete the journey’s end (well Kelly Scott, my boss at Royal Perth Yacht Club told me to, she is a bit like that – just as well or nothing would get done, not today or tomorrow).

I last described sailing non-stop from Tasmania to Shark Bay. To do that one must pass Rottnest Island (Rotto) without stopping. Rottnest is 10 Nautical Miles west of Perth’s Port of Fremantle. Bad idea to go past Rottnest without stopping (not good for Rottnest’s economy). If one does accidentally pass Rotto, there is only one thing to do. ‘Slam the skids on and turn back.’ I did that!

All that aside, October 2016 I sailed with my crew from Fremantle to Shark Bay (Dr. Robin Morritt, Gareth Owen-Conway, Vera Walby and me).

It was a race, though I shouldn’t mention that because we won nothing at all (we were a bit heavy). Broke nothing too. Others did Read More

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Perie Banou II crossing the finish line

Perie Banou II has completed the first leg of the voyage from Fremantle to Geraldton, Western Australia

Perie Banou II completed first leg of voyage from Fremantle, Western Australia to Geraldton, Western Australia.

A big thanks from the crew to all involved with getting Perie Banou II ready for this voyage. A special thanks to Royal Perth Yacht Club for their key involvement and management.

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