Yachting history was made on Sydney Harbour on the morning of 22nd December 2017 when four yachts designed by the legendary American Olin Stephens for his design firm Sparkman and Stephens, but from vastly different eras, came together for the first time.
Four Sparkman & Stephens boats Azzurro, Dorade, Eve, Kialoa II sail past the Opera House Picture: Andrea Francolini. Courtesy The Australian newspaper
For the full story go to the article in The Australian here
Jon Sanders is well known to all sailors for his sailing records firstly in his S&S 34 Perie Banou and then his triple circumnavigation in Parry Endeavour. He is now planning a record beating 10th circumnavigation in his S&S 39 Perie Banou III.
Perie Banou will need refitting and equipping for the long voyage. For further information and to offer your support, please see:
and especially the Funding website: gogetfunding.com/jonsanders
A Fund Raising Dinner is being held at RPYC on 8th July 2016, please come along and support Jon, ring RPYC for reservations as below:
Andy Lamont is planning to sail solo non-stop unassisted around the world westwards, something which has never been done before in a yacht under 40′ long.
For more information and to offer support, go to his website: www.andylamont.com.au
The 7th Swan River retro Series is about to get underway, with the first race this Sunday 25th October. Anyone wanting a fun, relaxed and friendly race series should enter now. Most S&S 34s are eligible. Continue reading
Hi all members and S&S 34 fans,
I’m working on a new marine services website – www.deckee.com – and seeking feedback from fellow sailors.
Deckee has been designed to provide boaties with an online directory of marine services and locations. Reviews and rankings from other boat owners help you find the best service, product or location. Deckee’s forums encourage boaties to share knowledge, while the advice blog provides expert information from fellow sailors and boaties.
Our goal is to make every boat owner’s life easier and help bring the fantastic word-of-mouth culture of sailing into the online community.
I’d greatly appreciate any advice on how the site can be improved. You can get in touch via the site or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d be thrilled to hear from the S&S community!
Warm regards and happy sailing,
The 2015 AGM will be held at FSC on 9th August 2015, starting at 11am. All welcome, even if you are not a member or your membership has lapsed you can pay your subs on the day. Meet in the FSC bar prior to 11am. Members are invited to stay for lunch after the meeting. The Notice of Meeting including Agenda will be sent to members in due course.
This year Azzurro (formerly Shenandoah) is flying the S&S 34 flag in the Sydney Hobart race. Newly refurbished and campaigned by seasoned offshore racer Shane Kearns and a highly experienced crew, she will be one to watch if the conditions favour smaller boats. For a link to the Sydney Hobart website click here and for further details on Azzurro please click here
All those in the S&S 34 Association and supporters worldwide wish them good luck and the right weather, we will all be watching and cheering you on.
S&S 34s are invited to participate in the Swan River Retro Yacht Series as below:
The 2014 AGM saw an updated Constitution approved. This is available to view under the “About Us” tab on the home page or by clicking here
The aim was to strengthen, clarify and modernise the Constitution rather than fundamentally change it. The original was drawn up some 35 years ago. Hopefully this version will last us another 35 years!
Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club’s premier ocean race the Bunbury & Return was run for the 66th year last weekend, with a fleet of 26 of Western Australia’s most competitive ocean racers. It was won by Blondie by a margin of an hour on IRC over the next boat, a new Sydney 47 named Endorphin. Also in the fleet were a new Ker39, an Archambault 40 and the usual Beneteau Firsts, custom IRC racers etc.
So S&S 34s are still out there being competitive and winning major races against brand new boats! We are hoping this will encourage more to get out and compete.