Monthly : January 2021

Welcome Home Jon Sanders

After 455 days at sea, Australian yachtsman Jon Sanders arrived home on Sunday to mark the end of his 11th solo circumnavigation, crossing the finish line at precisely 2pm.
Out on the water, Jon was greeted with a flotilla of boats, with family members, friends and colleagues who have supported his amazing voyage both in spirit and financially to achieve his objective of collecting water samples to test for microplastics in the oceans of the Southern Hemisphere which will be analysed by Curtin University.
At 81 years of age, Jon will be the oldest person to have solo circumnavigated the world and have completed more circumnavigations that any other person in history. We are all delighted he has made it home safely, albeit to yet another COVID-19 Lockdown!
Images captured by Fremantle Ports and Bernie Kaas
Fremantle Ports Royal Perth Yacht Club

Volunteers Breakfast

A big thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers for joining us at our Volunteers Breakfast. Fremantle Sailing Club appreciates your dedication and support throughout 2020 in helping run aspects of our club.

Kids Fishing Clinic January 2021

The Angling Section held another successful Kids Fishing Clinic on January 13 – albeit with some challenges.

With a sou-easter forecast from the get-go, before an anticipated stronger sou-wester around noon, the organisers decided to cut short the briefing – knot tying, casting session – and get on board Success by 9.30am and hug the coast around Coogee for a spot of herring fishing.

January Fishing Competition

Old sea dogs Joe Venter and his mate Kev Kroeger went head-to-head in January’s Angling Section monthly competition.

On a near-perfect day for boating – seven boats competed but only six crew weighed-in – Joe stole the show at the close of play with a dhufish (53cm and 2.88kg) and four other species to win the comp while Kev was nipping at his heels, with the two mates coming in first and second.