History made in sailpast of the century

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


Another circumnavigation record attempt by Jon Sanders! (in his S&S 39)

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:

Website: www.jonsanders.com.au

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jonsanders10th

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:

Jon Sanders fundraising dinner RPYC 2016


Members invited by Jess Watson to provide feedback on new marina services website


 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 hello@deckee.com. I’d be thrilled to hear from the S&S community!

Warm regards and happy sailing,
Jessica Watson


2015 S&S 34 Association AGM

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.

S&S 34 once again in Sydney Hobart race

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 34 wins the Bunbury & Return race outright on IRC!

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.