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JON SANDERS ON HIS 11TH CIRCUMNAVIGATION

Posted in city of fremantle, sailing, Uncategorized by freoview on November 3, 2019

 

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South Fremantle yachtsman Jon Sanders left Fremantle today for his 11th circumnavigation of the earth.

The 80-year-old on his 39-foot Perie Banou II yacht was accompanied by a large flotilla of pleasure craft when he did a lap of honour in Fremantle Port.

Sanders will do research for Curtin University by taking daily samples of ocean water to check them for micro-plastics.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE SEA SCAPES

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, indian ocean, sailing, Uncategorized by freoview on July 28, 2019

 

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sea 2

 

It’s nice to start what promises to be a good Sunday with some beauty. I took these two seascapes from the Fremantle South Mole yesterday around midday. The ocean was mirror flat.

Roel Loopers

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LIONESS BACK IN FREMANTLE PORT

 

Leeuwin

 

Nice to see the training ship STS Leeuwin II back at berth at B Shed in Fremantle Port after she was up north at Geraldton for a few months.

Welcome back home!

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE SAILING CLUB RENT TWENTY TIMES INCREASE

 

The members of the Fremantle Sailing Club have got a huge challenge on their hands. The historic club has received notice from the Department of Transport that the rent they have to pay would increase from $ 34,700 last year to a whopping $ 760,000 this year.

An increase that is twenty times more than the previous rent sounds pretty outrageous to me and the Sailing Club is not happy about it either, so they are going to arbitration and will try to renegotiate the rent.

Good luck!

Roel Loopers

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SHAPES OF FREMANTLE

Posted in bathers beach, city of fremantle, sailing, Uncategorized by freoview on May 11, 2019

 

Fremantle shapes

 

I liked the shapes when I noticed the sailing boats at Bathers Bay with the umbrellas of the Bathers Beach House in the foreground.

A bit of colour to start a beautiful Freo weekend.

 

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE SAILING CLUB OPEN DAY TODAY

Posted in city of fremantle, sailing, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on March 31, 2019

 

Fremantle Sailing Club

 

The Fremantle Sailing Club has its open day today, Sunday March 31, so go and have a look and take advantage of the special new member’s deal they are offering.

From 3pm Lee Sappho will be playing and the views from the bar/restaurant are gorgeous, so go and have a look!

Roel Loopers

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DRAGONS WORLD SAILING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, indian ocean, sailing, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on January 4, 2019

 

The 2019 Dragons World Sailing Championships started off the coast of Fremantle this morning and will continue until January 9.

Ten races will be held over the six days with some starting as early as 9.30 a.m, depending on the wind conditions, which were strong this morning.

The race course is similar to the one during the 1987 America’s Cup.

A fleet of 35 dragons will compete, which includes  15 international teams.

The event was a bit too far off the coast this morning for me to take photos, so I hope they’ll come a bit closer to the South Mole soon.

Roel Loopers

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LOVING THE LEEUWIN SAILING LIFE

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, leeuwin foundation, maritime, sailing, Uncategorized, youth by freoview on December 11, 2018

 

L 4

L 3

 

It is pretty spectacular to see all those young people high up on the mast of the STS Leeuwin II sailing ship in Fremantle port.

I took the photos on Monday afternoon when they were securing the sails after a trip out on the Indian Ocean.

Roel Loopers

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LET THERE BE. SUNSET

Posted in accommodation, city of fremantle, photography, sailing, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on December 4, 2018

 

BE. sunset

 

I was hoping for a real red and soft sun on Monday, because of the bushfire in the northern suburbs, but that did not eventuate.

The photo I took at the yacht club near the Fremantle BE. apartments is pretty nice as well I think.

Roel Loopers

 

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FREMANTLE HARBOUR CLASSIC SAILING SPECTACLE

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, sailing, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on November 5, 2018

 

 

Here some photos of Sunday’s Harbour Classic sailing races held in Fremantle harbour. The yearly regatta was organised by the Fremantle Sailing Club.

Roel Loopers

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