Siandra under spinnaker in race
|Boat Type||Lion Class|
|Club||Middle Harbour Yacht Club|
|Year Build||1956 (age 66)|
|Owner (s)||Jamie and Nikky Perryman|
|Former Owners||Graham Newland|
|Designer (s)||Arthur Robb|
|Former Crew||Frank Likely|
In 1954 Graham Newland commissioned Ron Swanson to lay the keel of Siandra in the backyard of his engineering works. For the next 2 years, he spent his spare time building the boat which was finally launched in 1956.
That year she was 2nd in her division in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 1956. In 1958 she went on to win the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 1958 outright and also the Middle Harbour Yacht Club's Racing Shield and their offshore series. She also won a Montague Island race.
Then again she won the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 1960, giving her a double.
History of Siandra
Pictures and Articles
1956 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
1957 Montague Island Race
1958 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
1960 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
1998 Across the Cyclone' Path