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Sail Albany 2015

by Jenny Honeybun on 16 Jun 2014
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Sail Albany 2015 - The April 2015 Fremantle to Albany Yacht Race and the Albany to Fremantle Anzac Commemorative Yacht Race, plus other sailing activities during the week, have been packaged into an event called Sail Albany 2015.

The Fremantle to Albany Race will start on Friday 17th April 2015 with the fastest boats arriving in Albany on Sunday morning and the 'Albany to Fremantle Anzac Commemorative Yacht Race' will start immediately after the Albany Anzac Day Service on the 25th April 2015.

In addition to the racing yachts there will be a cruising-rally fleet consisting of yachts from clubs all over Western Australia and hopefully some from the eastern states.

To be granted the use of the word Anzac in the name of the race there had to be an activity which commemorated the Anzac Troops. After consultation with the Albany RSL it was decided to have an 'Adopt a Yacht' activity in which the local schools would be invited to participate (as they did when the Clipper 70s came to Albany) and that each yacht would be assigned an Anzac Troop ship. This will bring the excitement and perils of the ships at sea into the classroom as they follow the yachts via the satellite trackers.

The PRSC Advisory Committee organising this event consists of Terry Castlehowe, Peter Cameron, Brian Smith, Paul Terry, Chris O’Keefe, Nicola Edwards and Tim Hodgson. To date our activities have consisted of getting approval to use the word 'Anzac', applying for the 100 year Anzac logo, applying for grants from the City of Albany and Albany Port Authority and developing a budget. Our next focus will be on seeking sponsorship and donations from the local community.
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