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Jon Sanders 10th Circumnavigation
There has been very little on the OCC site in regard to Jon Sanders (age 77) after he left Perth on his attempt at his 10th circumnavigation last October. Jon was made an Honorary Member in 2014, by which time he had 9 circumnavigations under his belt including a double, followed by a triple circumnavigation. His records are amazing what he has achieved during his sailing career is just unbelievable.
Sue and I were privileged to meet Jon whilst travelling in Western Australia, at a breakfast in the Royal Perth Yacht Club organised by Port officer David Hayes for fellow OCC members. Jon who had recently undergone Heart Surgery, was a quiet unassuming person, and kindly showed us around his boat “Perie Banon 2”. Which appeared to be simply fitted out, with few of the toys we all think we need.
His reports are few and far between, 7th March arriving at St Helena, and his last position report shows him off Guyana heading towards the British Virgin Islands.
OCC boats in the area should keep an eye open for Jon. I think he deserves all the moral support fellow OCC members can give him.
At this stage I do not know if his blog can be displayed on the OCC site, but I understand that is being pursued by Daria.
You can follow his record breaking voyage on his website http://www.jonsanders.com.au/
His Position report is on http://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/PerieBanou
There is also a facebook page:https://m.facebook.com/jonsanders10th/?fref=nf&refsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fplugins%2Fpage.php
I will endeavour to post any updates on this forum as they appear.
Brian C Wallace