The 2018 Commodore’s Perpetual Trophy Race was held on the 25th March at Fremantle Sailing Club. We had 10 S&S34’s present and 12 Commodore’s from various clubs in Western Australia.
The wind was a great 15-20knots and conditions were just right for our yachts up until midway in the race when the wind died and we were all left floating for a while. The breeze kicked in again and we were all away to the finish line. Refreshments and presentations were held after and enjoyed by all.
The final results were,
1st and Fastest – Perie Banou III – Owner Colin Sanders and Commodore Danny O’Byrne from East Fremantle Sailing Club
2nd Morning Tide – Owner Jim Putt and Commodore Graeme Cole from Ocean Reef Sea Sports Club
3rd Seashell – Owner Dave Mitchell and Commanding Officer Brian Delamont from HMAS Stirling, Fleet Base West.
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The 31st Annual Commodores’ race was sailed on Sunday 10th April 2011 in a north easterly breeze that threatened to be punishing, but by start time had moderated to a perfect 14-18 knots. Once again the Association tried hard to provide a full fleet of S&S 34s, and did so with a boat to spare (many thanks to Peter Tait with Grey Goose for being our reserve boat).
The 30th Annual Commodores’ race was sailed on Sunday 16th May 2010 in very light conditions.
The 29th Annual Commodores’ race was sailed on Sunday 29th April in perfect conditions with about 15knots of SE breeze, gusting a little more at times, and a warm sunny day.
The 28th Annual Commodores’ race was preceded by a day of heavy rain, no wind and cancelled races. After an anxious period of calm in the early morning a gentle 12 knot NW breeze arrived. Unfortunately Le Jag was unable to start due to damaging the roller furler whilst lowering the mast. Morning Tide had to race under a jury rigged staysail after the roller reefing genoa separated at the luff – particularly annoying for Jim as the sail wasn’t very old. Swagman suffered stripped backstay adjuster and had to remove it just prior to the race to be replaced with a steel plate (which Bill Walby insisted be kept on board for just such an emergency!).
Fremantle Sailing Clubs famous hospitality offset at least a little of the damp/blustery conditions the crews of 11 S&S34’s observed from FSC's balcony just prior to the start of the 27th Commodores Trophy Race. By the time the luncheon and wine had been polished off (one brave crew actually took a bottle of red out with them – not sure how much of that got drunk!) the wind had lifted to 17-20 knots and it didn’t take long for the fleet to get from the shelter of the marina to the start line just off Fremantle harbour.
The 26th Annual Commodores race started out with grey sky’s, a choppy sea and stiff 20 knot breeze. A majority of the fleet chose reefed mains and conservative headsails. Predictably the racing boys (Swagman and Constellation) tore off on a fast port start with full mainsails. SuperStar followed close on their heals for a while but all three were closed on (and SuperStar passed) at the first mark by Perie Banou III, whose skipper obviously chose to navigate as well as sail.