|Launched||20/9/1979 (date of contract)|
|Owner||Steve & Liz Dalley|
|Configuration||Short rig with wheel steering|
|Colour||White hull with a blue stripe, white and cream deck|
|Berthed||Privately owned mooring at Blackwall Reach|
|Sail Number||F 99|
|Previous Owners||Peter Tait, Ian Englert (original owner, Kydalu), RW (Dick) Vincent – listed as owner in 1984), Colin Enderby|
About the Owners
Steve & Liz Dalley purchased Grey Goose II from Peter Tait in late 2017.
From previous owner Peter Tait Oct 08:
A brief note to introduce myself and let you know my history. I started out on 34’s in 1972 as one of the inaugural crew members of the then Army Yacht Reveille, having also been involved in the construction and fit out.
There were many hours working up Reveille after her launching at Royal Freshwater Bay. Those days were often spent on the river and outside with Morning Star, Meltemi, Hellfire, Perie Banou. Colonel John Trout was the skipper for many of the sailing hour we did. The inaugural crew was Major Bert Cassidy, Sgt Tony Waldren, Sgt Bill Hunter and myself (on the foredeck).
I later went on to sailing on Reliance an S&S 42 and I think the first boat built by the Swarbrick Family. I was on board Reliance when she was dismasted on an Albany race I think this was in 1975. I later went on to sailing on Lady Dawn and Castille and did the occasional trip on many other yachts including Touch Norlee, Zergoina. Most of the time was on ocean races, Geraldton, Naturaliste, Bunbury City Classic, Bunbury Return and of course the Albany.
I live in the southern suburbs and I grew up on Cockburn Sound so the Cockburn Regatta was for many years a popular place with me. My work now puts me in the northern hemisphere for much of the year but I am always glad to get home and see the Goose.
Berthed at Fremantle Sailing Club. Photograph: Jane Laws
Talking yatchs with a past owner of your goose today. Dick Vincent spent time with the Goose in the eighties. Dick now in his nineties lives near Busselton, still mucks around with boats a little. He is kept busy farming and very active in the breeding of thoroughbred race horses at Degrey Park Stud.
Cheers Nugget Mitchell