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2011 Commodore's race - Race report and results
Simon Torvaldsen
Tue May 10, 2011, Fremantle, Western Australia

The 31st annual Commodore's race was held at Fremantle on 10/04/2011, under very pleasant conditions. It was a race where all the highly fancied competitors made navigational errors and came last, with the winner being a very well sailed (and correctly navigated!) Le Jag. Apologies for the delay in posting, for a full race report and results, please click here

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S&S34 wins 2011 Geographe Bay Race Week, as well as the Iberia race!
Simon Torvaldsen
Sat March 5, 2011, Geographe Bay, Western Australia

Mike Finn sailing Constellation, has sailed a superb series to convincingly win IRC Red Division. Constellation had 7 first places from 10 starts in what is generally regarded as Western Australia's premier offshore regatta. For the full results, please click here

In case any of you thought that she couldn't compete against the big boys, Constellation also won the race week feeder race, the Iberia, outright on IRC. This is run by Royal Perth Yacht Club and is 110nm of ocean sailing down the unprotected coastline of Western Australia from Fremantle to Port Geographe Marina at Busselton. This year's race was started on 19th February, in conditions varying from a calm at the start through to a 30knot+ south easterly with 35knot+ gusts overnight. Most of the sailing was close hauled or a close reach into this, with a 3 hour run to the finish line. The fleet of 19 included the cream of offshore racing in Western Australia.

Constellation not only decisively won Div 2 by a margin of 37 minutes but also Div 1 by 4 minutes. This was a particularly good effort considering the quality of the Div 1 fleet, which included highly specialised racing boats such as the brand new Bakewell-White General Lee and the new Archambault 40 Aardvark, all designed and built (some on a no expense spared basis) to win IRC races. You can not only confidently cruise in your S&S34, you can also get out there ocean racing and beat the big boys in major races too!

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S&S34 features in November 2010 edition of Australian Sailing Magazine
Simon Torvaldsen
Thu December 30, 2010, Australian Sailing magazine

The November edition of Australian Sailing features a 4 page article on the S&S34, written by Bernie Kaaks. It focuses on what makes this such a remarkable design, still competitive in racing (now under IRC) 40 years after the first boats were launched. It is an article featuring the new S&S34's rather than a simple boat test, and may be another good reason to buy a copy of the magazine.

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Jamie Dunross arrives home after solo circumnavigation of Australia
Simon Torvaldsen
Sun July 25, 2010, Fremantle, Western Australia

Para-Olympic medallist and long distance record holder Jamie Dunross arrived home to Perth on 25th July 2010, completing his solo circumnavigation of Australia. Jamie is quadriplegic, and is sailing his new S&S34 "Spirit of Rockingham", which has been specially adapted for disabled sailing. He has set numerous long distance disabled records, and his circumnavigation was a truly remarkable achievement, a tough trip for anyone, let alone someone totally unable to use his legs and with only limited use of his arms. Please click HERE for a link to Jamie's website, for further information.



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