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NEW MAST FOR LOVELY LEEUWIN

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, historic, leeuwin foundation, sailing, Uncategorized by freoview on September 13, 2018

 

 

The tall ship STS Leeuwin is coming out of winter hibernation, with a new mast fitted on Wednesday afternoon.

The ship, at berth at B Shed in Fremantle Port, is a three-masted 1850s style barquetine. It is 55 metres long and 33 metres tall and has 16 sails. It was launched in 1986.

Book your Leeuwin Ocean Adventure for an unforgettable experience of a lifetime.

Roel Loopers

BUSY FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseliners, fremantle ports, sailing, Uncategorized by freoview on February 24, 2018

 

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It was busy in Fremantle Port late Friday afternoon when the cruiseliner Pacific Princess departed surrounded by sailing vessels which were in the harbour for the start of a regatta.

Among the spectators was Jon Sanders, who last week returned from his 10th solo sailing trip around the world.

And there was also a formation flight in the sky in preparation for today’s Queens Baton Relay.

Roel Loopers

$100 MILLION YACHT VISITS FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, sailing, Uncategorized by freoview on February 6, 2018

 

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The three-masted Bermuda rigged schooner EOS sailed into Fremantle Port at 10.30 am today.

The $ 100 million EOS is one of the largest private sailing vessels in the world and is 92.92 metres long.

It is at berth at D Shed so a little bit hard to see behind the shed, but it can be viewed from the South Mole.

Roel Loopers

 

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BATTLING THE FLAG ON SS LEEUWIN

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, maritime, sailing, Uncategorized by freoview on January 27, 2018

 

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Fremantle Port is one of my favourite destinations in Fremantle. I visit it every day.

I love the always changing port with Rottnest ferries coming and going, the arrival and departure of container and massive RoRo ships, and the the great sight of majestic cruise liners.

Especially on weekends hundreds of small pleasure crafts create a buzz of excitement on their way out to the Indian Ocean in the early morning.

Yesterday this young man was struggling high up the mast with the WA flag on the Sailing Ship Leeuwin and that made for an interesting photo.

Roel Loopers

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WORLD SAILING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, sailing, Uncategorized by freoview on December 28, 2017

 

The International 420 Class World Sailing Championships started off the Fremantle coast yesterday.

Participants from 43 countries will be competing for the titles.

Keep an eye out for the small dinghy boats that will be on the Indian Ocean daily for the next two weeks.

 

Roel Loopers

 

FREO CELEBRATING AMERICA’S CUP

Posted in fremantle, sailing, Uncategorized, western australia by freoview on May 1, 2017

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I complained last week that the City of Fremantle and business community had missed the boat on celebrating the 30th anniversary of the America’s Cup win, but it turns out not everyone forgot the historic event,.

Tickets are now on sale for the only event in Fremantle marking the 30th anniversary of the America’s Cup Defence, the event that changed Western Australia forever. Hosted by the National Hotel and part of the Fremantle Heritage Festival, the three-course gourmet dinner is a chance to journey back in time with a night of yachting fun and local history. Being held at the prestigious WA Maritime Museum featuring interviews with local raconteurs, Perth band “Some Like it Yacht” will provide hits of 80s and a small auction will be held to raise funds for the not-for-profit Duyfken Foundation.

Speakers on the night include:

Brian Burke – 1987 WA Premier
John Longley – Australia II crew member and Bond team representative
Peter Gilmour – Kookaburra III starting helmsman and tactician. WA sportsman of the year 1987
Plus more to be announced.

Tickets available at http://museum.wa.gov.au/ticketing/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=4867 and are limited, so get them now before they sell out.

TWO TALL SHIPS IN FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in fremantle, fremantle port, historic, sailing by freoview on November 28, 2016

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Nice to see two tall ships in Fremantle harbour this morning with the Young Endeavour sailing ship joining the SS Leeuwin at B Shed berth.

Roel Loopers

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SEA RESCUE MOVES INTO FREO SIGNAL STATION

Posted in cantonment hill, fremantle, sailing by freoview on November 27, 2016

 

I wasn’t aware of and not invited to the official opening of the Fremantle Volunteer Sea Rescue moving into the Signal Station at Cantonment Hill yesterday, so I have pinched these photos from the Facebook page of Josh Wilson MP. Thanks Josh!

Because I wasn’t there I can’t tell or show you anything else unfortunately and that is disappointing.

Roel Loopers

SEA RESCUE AT CANTONMENT HILL

Posted in boating, fremantle, maritime, sailing, volunteers, western australia by freoview on September 5, 2016

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Sea Rescue Fremantle is working hard to get ready for the move to their new home in the Signal Station at Cantonment Hill in Fremantle.

Riggers were up there today and work on the new Cantonment Hill playground at Tuckfield Street is also not far away.

Great views from Cantonment Hill over the port and river, so wander up from the east side one day.

Roel Loopers

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BATHERS BEACH ART AND SAILING SHOW

 

Exciting news from the great Fremantle SCULPTURE@BATHERS art exhibition! The show will be held for the third time next year from February 25 till March 12, 2017 at Bathers Beach. 85 of the very best and renowned Western Australian 3D artists have already confirmed their participation in this brilliant show case of WA art.

But there is a whole new aspect to the show with the international World Match Racing Championships being held off Bathers Beach during the second week of S@B! This will give the Western Australian artists international live coverage all over the planet. Last year’s WSC was seen in over 100 countries, so that will be great exposure for the exhibition.

One of Perth’s best designers will design a new logo for Sculpture@Bathers and one of the participating artists is working on a design for T-shirts. Make sure to be early and buy one of these collectors’ items when they are on sale early next year!

 

 

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