Season Open Days in Perth, Western Australia see S&S 34’s out on the Water
The 2017/18 sailing season opening has seen S&S 34’s take to the water on both the Swan River and offshore.
Fremantle Sailing Club’s open day on 8 October saw Soon (owner Michael Thorpe), Polaris (owner Steve Kerr) and Bluebell (owner Peter Nevard) out on the water for the opening day race. Soon participated in the Division 2 race while Polaris and Bluebell sailed the Division 6 jib and main race. Also seen about on boats were owners Jim Putt (Morning Tide – richly decorated “dressed overall” in flags according to RYA), Ron Kooy (Venustus), Joe Mangold (C’est Bon) and Connor Moran (Roma II). Venustus and C’est Bon are undergoing refits and hope to be sailing in the future.
At Royal Perth Yacht Club on the Swan River on 14 October, saw Huckleberry (owner Phil Somerville-Ryan), Swagman (owner Andrew Waldby) and Perie Banou III (owner Col Sanders) doing battle in Division 2. Swagman achieved a great result finishing 2nd over the line and on handicap. Perie Banou finished 4th and Huckleberry 5th over the line respectively. Great results against the experienced fleet!!
At South of Perth, open day on 1st October racing was abandoned due to weather.
Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club on the Swan River held its open day on 21st October and past president Roger Raymond was seen out on Le Jag. Rob Elliot Lockhart attended but Individual did not make it out on the day.