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STUNNING VIEWS AT EAST FREMANTLE YACHT CLUB

Posted in boating, city of fremantle, community, town of east fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on June 26, 2020

 

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Like most businesses sporting clubs have also been impacted by the Covid-19 restrictions and loss of revenue from bar sales, restaurant, functions, etc. so today I went for a chat with Bronwyn at the East Fremantle Yacht Club to see how they are going.

They are looking forward to being back to almost normal in about three weeks, where they will again open to the public for breakfast, and they are keen to start taking bookings for weddings, corporate functions, corporate training, birthdays, club functions, etc.

The EFYC is at the far end of Petra Street overlooking the Swan River. It is a beautiful location, so make an appointment and go have a look if you are planning an event or party.

The EFYC was established in 1933 and has around 1,200 members, and for them the kitchen is also open for lunch and dinner. Of course new members are welcome!

Roel Loopers

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NO PUBLIC ACCESS TO FREO SAILING CLUB?

Posted in city of fremantle, sailing, Uncategorized by freoview on June 3, 2020

 

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I was contacted by Fremantle residents who are concerned that the Fremantle Sailing Club has locked its gates and there no longer is public access, although that allegedly is part of their contract with the City of Fremantle.

They have big signs on the gates that for security reasons the gates have been closed, but does that exclude the general community from access?

Roel Loopers

THE TOP SPOT FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING

Posted in city of fremantle, covid-19, leeuwin foundation, sailing, Uncategorized by freoview on April 16, 2020

 

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I did my morning exercise loop from home through the West End of Fremantle to CHALKYS cafe for the double espresso I love. From there to Victoria Quay to see what is happening in the working port I like so much, and coming across people high on the masts of the SS Leeuwin II, the perfect location for a bit of isolation and social distancing.

Stay safe and be happy we live in Freo!

Roel Loopers

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A CONFUSION OF BOAT STEPS

Posted in boating, city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, Uncategorized by freoview on January 15, 2020

 

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A confusion of steps in the yard of the boatlifters in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour.

Roel Loopers

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CLIPPER ROUND THE WORLD YACHTS LEAVES FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, sailing, Uncategorized by freoview on December 22, 2019

 

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The Clipper Round the World yachts left for their next leg from Fremantle to Seattle on Sunday afternoon and did a parade of sails in the inner harbour, where I took these photos.

The crew had been on R&R and yacht repair and maintenance at the Fremantle Sailing Club for a few weeks.

Roel Loopers

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CLIPPER YACHTS LEAVING FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, sailing, Uncategorized by freoview on December 21, 2019

 

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The yachts participating in the Clipper Round the World race will be leaving Fremantle tomorrow-Sunday, after staying at the Fremantle Sailing Club for a few weeks.

They will be doing a Parade of Sails in the inner harbour at 1pm, and after that man overboard exercises on the ocean.

Start of the next leg will be at 3pm near the North Mole, so go and have a look at the impressive sight of them all together.

Roel Loopers

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COLOURFUL CLIPPER RACE YACHTS

Posted in city of fremantle, sailing, Uncategorized by freoview on December 17, 2019

 

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As reported ten days ago the Clipper Round the World yachts have been ariving at the Fremantle Sailing Club, so I took a couple of photos from Capo Orlando Drive late yesterday afternoon.

Roel Loopers

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ROUND THE WORLD CLIPPER YACHTS ARRIVE IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, sailing, Uncategorized by freoview on December 8, 2019

 

 

The first three Round the World Clipper yachts arrived very early this Sunday morning at the Fremantle Sailing Club.

The next ones  are not expected until early Monday morning.  They are berthed at Fremantle Sailing Club and people can go to see them.

The yachts are 70 feet long and have raced from Capetown. They can be visited by going through the Club and can also be seen from Capo D’Orlando Drive.

Three of the 11 boats will arrive in Fremantle much later as two collided at the start in Capetown, so they had to have repairs done, and one had to divert to Durban after the start, for a medical emergency.

Two of the crew had to be taken away by ambulance when they arrived in Freo this morning, one with a broken collar bone.

Roel Loopers

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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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AN UPLIFTING PHOTO OF FREMANTLE

Posted in boating, city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, Uncategorized by freoview on October 1, 2019

 

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High up in the sky are these yachts at a boat lifter on Mews Road in Fremantle and created this uplifting photo.

Roel Loopers

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