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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

 

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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

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

 

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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DISCOVER SAILING DAY AT FREO SAILING CLUB

Posted in city of fremantle, sailing, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on October 15, 2018

 

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If you always wanted to learn sailing this coming Sunday’s Discover Sailing Day at the Fremantle Sailing Club is going to be perfect for you when you can check out what the sport is all about!

Sunday 21st October 10am to 2pm. It’s FREE and you’ll be able to get aboard a boat and have a go! There will be people with sailing experience on offer for both kids and adults.

Kids will be able to try sailing in the small optimist sailing dinghies. These are designed for kids and are perfect to learn to sail in.

For the adults, you’ll be able to try sailing on an SB20 Keelboat. An experienced skipper will take you onto the water and show you the ropes.

The Fremantle Sailing Club will tell you all about or learn to sail programs on the day.

So come down with the friends and family between 10am and 2pm to join the fun.

If you have any questions email:
Dinghy Administrator – Sam dinghyadmin@fsc.com.au

Roel Loopers

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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

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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.

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