Posted by Ian FAIRNIE on Jan 19, 2024

Graeme Fardon will be missing from the first two meeting of this year because he will be sailing in the Price Philip Cup competition at Metung in Victoria.

The Prince Philip Cup is an Australian Championship regatta. It is contested between crews sailing International Dragon class yachts, which became an Olympic class yacht at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.

Metung will see one of the largest fleets of International Dragon class yachts and their crews competing.  Several yachts from Royal Freshwater Bay will there, and Graeme will be crewing for Ian Malley on Saphira (AUS 221).  Ian Malley has been sailing Dragon yachts for 20 years, and with Graeme Farden's 40 years sailing in the same class, they will be the core of a very experienced crew in Metung.