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Please ensure letters to the RSVP section include your contact
details (e.g. Name, phone number, email address and suburb).
or maybe Fairhall?
My family and I are looking into our family history and are
trying to track down a relative who may have served as crew on
the Princess of Tasmania during its early sailings in the 50s and 60s.
Would anyone know if there are crew lists available to the
public from that period?
His surname, due to possible adoption in the family, may
have been Hammond, Fairhall-Hammond, or simply Fairhall.
I looked on websites with regard to ANL, but since they have
been taken over I would not know where the original history
may still be.
Sydney-Hobart 75 year history
I am researching the history of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race
and am keen to make contact with crew and or their families who
have interesting stories to tell about their experiences in the race.
To tell my story my interest is not limited to, but focussed on
crew who may have competed on the following yachts:
Any of the Tasman Seabirds; Cadence 1966 ; Barbarian 1975
and any of the subsequent all female crews; Rampage / Prospect of
Ponsonby 1975 ; Piccolo 1976 and Klinger 1978.
Also Solandra 19 81; Scallywag / Audacity 19 82 ; Indian Pacific /
Lawless 1984; Extension 1986 ; Illusion 1988 ; Southerly 1994; First
National Real Estate 2003 and Two True 2009.
Email: <email@example.com>; Mob: 0405 329 723,
Rushcutters Bay, NSW.
Can any reader
assist me in locating
the whereabouts of the
vessel Siandra II?
She was owned by
Graham and Lurlene
Newland and purchased
from Bobbin Head in New South Wales in the early 2000s.
tel: 0417 085 875; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
We blew it!
During the wooden boat festival at the Maritime Museum a
gentleman came aboard the steam yacht Ena. We entered into
a conversation about steam whistles.
He told us he was a demolisher some 40 years ago, responsible
for the removal of railway buildings at the now museum site.
He further advised that he had retained the Pyrmont Bridge &
Railway yard steam whistle.
Sadly in the events of a busy weekend, we lost his contact
Apart from being a wooden boat enthusiast, here’s hoping
he’s an Afloat reader as well
As this is a VERY interesting piece of Pyrmont history, would
the gentleman or anyone who might know him, please contact me.
tel: 0411 519 415; <email@example.com>
1986 Randell 32ftt Flybridge
I have just purchased a beautiful classic that is in need of
TLC and am hoping someone has some information on this
I’m trying to find weight / displacement; what motors were
originally installed and what speeds were recorded (cruising,
I’ll be bringing her back to new to make Len Randell proud!
Any help would be appreciated.
tel: (02) 9810 5005; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I am shocked to hear of the untimely death of your contributor
Aged 51 and with a young family, who often featured in his
articles, this is truly awful news.
I always looked forward to his monthly column. David loved
his boating and fishing. His lifelong love and knowledge of these
activities came through in his articles.
Vale David. Tight lines ...
HELP! My timber
cruiser ‘T-boned’ ...
Before dawn on Thursday, 10 May,
2018 an approximate 30’ fibreglass
yacht with a blue painted hull, which
had overnighted at the Public Wharf
Careel Bay, collided with two boats
on nearby swing moorings while exiting Careel Bay.
My boat, a 40ft timber cruiser was one of the damaged boats,
it was ‘T-boned’ on the starboard side, slightly aft of amidships,
the offending vessel was travelling at such speed that the bow
lifted over the gunnel, crossed the 40cm side deck and penetrated
the side of the main cabin (see photo).
Early estimates of costs to repair are approximately $25,000,
not to mention the loss of use and the effort to remove the contents
while the repairs are carried out, and return them afterwards.
No note was left by the operator of the offending vessel
as to its responsibility or identity, nor has Careel Bay Marina
subsequently been contacted.
The operator of the offending vessel was identifiably recorded
on CCTV at Careel Bay Marina when he purchased fuel, which
was paid for by credit card.
Any information on this incident can be reported to Senior
Constable Stefanac of Broken Bay Police on 0412 162 093 quoting
Owner of damaged motor cruiser,
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