Perie Banou III

Launched 1982 or 1983 at FSC
Owner Colin Sanders
Purchased 1992
Configuration Tall rig with mark 1 keel and rudder
Colour White hull with light blue decks
Berthed Royal Perth Yacht Club – Crawley
Sail Number R 444
Australian Registration
State Registration
Call Sign
Builder Swarbricks
Hull Number
Fit Out
Previous Owners Rod and Elizabeth Popham (from 1985), then Steve Barlow at Perth Flying Squadron
Previous Names Launched as Amazing Grace, later Klipspringer (R & E Popham)

 The Yacht’s Story

Perie Banou III was originally launched as Amazing Grace and owned by Ron Smith. It is believed he bought her incomplete from her original owner, and so far the exact hull number hasn’t been traced. He sold her to Rodney and Elizabeth Popham in May 1985, who wrote a letter to the Association notifying of the name change to “Klipspringer” and kept her at PFS. She was later sold to Steve Barlow and then bought by Col Sanders in 1992 who renamed her “Perie Banou III”.


February 2004 – Geographe Speical
November 2001 – A cautionary tale for these unusual times


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