South of Perth Yacht Club Opening

It was a pleasure to represent the Premier, Hon Colin Barnett, and officially open the South of Perth Yacht Club’s 65th sailing season.

Attending the ceremony as a special guest was Jamie Dunross, who earlier this year became the first quadriplegic yachtsman to circumnavigate Australia solo.  Jamie is an outstanding West Australian.

This year celebrates the Club’s 50th year in Coffee Point after being forced to relocate from the opposite side of the Swan River when the Kwinana Freeway was opened.  The club had been based on the Como side of the river since its inception in 1945.

The opening ceremony was a great occasion and I wish the Club all the best for the upcoming sailing season.

John McGrath with Jamie Dunross and some junior yachties, opening the 65th sailing season at the South of Perth Yacht Club.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *