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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!

 

 

WORLD MATCH SAILING AT FREMANTLE

Posted in fremantle, sailing, world match racing tour by freoview on March 5, 2016

 

Here some more photos of the WORLD MATCH RACING TOUR held at Bathers Beach in Fremantle. I took them around lunch time today when the sea breeze finally arrived.

It was nice to see the boardwalk full with spectators, so come along all long weekend!

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WORLD MATCH SAILING AT FREMANTLE

Posted in fremantle, sailing, world match racing tour by freoview on March 3, 2016

 

I went to the afternoon session of the World Match Racing Tour at Bathers Beach as well because there is a nice atmosphere at the event.

Fremantle looks at its very best when people enjoy the Indian Ocean and the beach and it was all very relaxed and very well organised with good commentary over speakers by the Red Handed TV crew.

The event continues all week and ends on Monday afternoon. It’s a long weekend so go and have a look!

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SUPER SAILING AT FREMANTLE’S SUPER BEACH

Posted in fremantle, sailing, world match racing tour by freoview on March 2, 2016

 

The first of the races of the international World Match Racing Tour started at Fremantle’s Bathers Bay this morning and what a great spectacle it is to watch.

The Fremantle Doctor sea breeze came in quite early, but sitting at Bathers Beach I thought how privileged I am to live in such an amazing city. It brought a tear to my eye.

It is disappointing that this world event has been so badly promoted, so please spread the word and come out to watch it over the next five days.

There are 20 international teams participating and the races are with five boats. The teams use the same five boats, so they swap crews for the races. After tomorrow the bottom ten teams will be eliminated and then the finals can get started, culminating on Monday in the grand final where only two boats will be racing.

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WORLD MATCH RACING OFF FREMANTLE

Posted in fremantle, sailing by freoview on February 21, 2016

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It is business as usual at the Fremantle historic Roundhouse after the mast has been repaired and painted. The flags are back flowing all day and the daily 1 pm firing of the cannon has resumed, so come and have a look at our State’s oldest public building.

The repairs are finished just in time for the highly-competitive World Match Racing Tour off Bathers Beach from March 2-7. It is the first time it is being held in Australia!

The Fremantle Doctor sea breeze could see the light catamarans and other boats capsize and there might even be some crashes, participants believe.

I will publish more details about times, etc. a bit closer to the event.

 

Roel Loopers

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NOT SUCH PLAIN SAILING

Posted in fremantle, sailing by freoview on August 31, 2015

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It has not been plain sailing for the owner of this small boat which broke its anchor rope and is now on the sand at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach just below the historic Roundhouse.

Let’s hope he can find a few mates to pull him off as the weather forecast is for lightning and storms this afternoon, so not brilliant to leave the boat there for too long.

Roel Loopers

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