Morning Melody

Launched 8/4/1980 (date of contract)
Owner Duncan Hill
Purchased July 2014
Configuration Tall rig with mark 2 deck and wheel steering
Colour White hull with red stripe and white and beige deck
Berthed Mindarie
Sail Number F 311
Australian Registration
State Registration
Call Sign
Builder  Swarbricks
Hull Number 81
Fit Out  Port dinette, centre engine
Previous Owners Michael Johnson (original owner) Richard Oats (to 2006), Bruce Collins (at PFS, to July 2014)
Previous Names Nil

 The Yacht’s Story

About the Owners (From Bruce Collins,13 May 2006)

We are members of PFSYC and have already transferred Morning Melody to a pen there.

We are keen contenders in the Friday afternoon and Sunday races at PFSYC, and have already sailed one race there yesterday. (About 5 knots wind, so no wonderful performance on our part) We stayed overnight in the yacht and went for our first sail with just the two of us this morning; varying wind strengths gave us a much better feel for the capabilities of Morning Melody, so we are ready and rearing to go!!!!

Graham Norton from Sea Honey and his crew joined us yesterday and shared their skills and knowledge with us.

We love reading the newsletters and info on and utilised the site to give us the gen on mast-lowering for the trip from Freo to Nedlands. We are looking forward to being able to sail to Rottnest, Mandurah and other venues that the club members frequent for the club social outings.

Thanks for the welcome, we look forward to meeting you in the not too distant future.

Shellie and Bruce Collins


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Berthed at Fremantle Sailing Sailing on the Swan river Sailing on the Swan with Shellie at the helm

Prior to purchase by the Collins (photo: Jane Laws)

Galley layout Internal layout looking forwards Internal layout looking aft

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