Launched July 1977 (date of
construction contract)


Colour Red Hull, white coach roof
Sail Number
Australian Registration
State Registration
Call Sign
Builder Swarbricks
Hull Number 40 (possibly 40 if she is the original
Fit Out
Previous Owners Bob Sampson (original
owner), then sold to Sinclair Hutton, ?sold on to John?
Previous Names Terian (original

The Yacht’s Story

Lost and Found –  Spotted by John McCormack (Morning Bird) in Refuge Bay

We had just spent the weekend in the Hawkesbury and were in Refuge for a swim and shower under the waterfall and I saw a red S&S34 on the other side of the bay. We motored past on the way out and didn’t see anybody onboard. I would have called out if I had realized she was a Search and Rescue.

She is red topsides with a white or light colored deck, in boom reefing, a furler and a fawn dodger. She is the same 4 porthole model as Morning Bird (1984/85??) and looks to be in very good condition. I suspect she is based somewhere in Pittwater or the Hawkesbury to be in Refuge Bay on a Sunday afternoon.

Webmaster note:   From our records, it seems that Sinclair Hutton bought Bob Sampson’s  Terian (hull 40) and renamed her Syzygy, but later sold her and built a new Mk 2 boat which he named Syzygy (?Syzygy II). The boat referred to could well be the  original Terian, as the hull is said to be red.

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