Ernest B. Fay
I.J. Perdriau, Ian J. Perdriau, Sydney (AUS)
Antares charging to windward in 2019 Australian Nationals : Australian National Championships 2019 RPAYC Pittwater
(credits : Warwick Crossman Dinghy Fever)
Added by Martin Cross
5.5 AUS 29 "Antares" - equipped with GNAV
No, this is not GPS Navigation. The Seldén GNAV (reverse spelling of vang) has been installed aboard "Antares". Martin Cross reports: "... it works really well, much safer for the crew as a the whole cockpit is now clear. Also good for spinnaker launch and retrieval..."
Question about potential sister-ships
Is it a sister-ship of FRA-045a / SUI-123 and of SUI-124 ?
Be be only from the same design family as these two ones are of 1979...
Note received from Gordon Hinds, 21.02.2008
I notice the mighty Antares is missing from your list...
Built tin 1973 with the distinctive canoe bow it was an Ernie Fay/Luders(?) collaboration.
I owned her from 1989 to 1994 with Michael MacMahon and sailed in the 1991(?) worlds off Palm Beach achieving a credible 11th place.
We then won the Australian Championships against much new designs in 1993.
She is extremely fast on a windward/leeward course, but was extremely slow on the reaching triangle courses that have now long gone.
She is still sailing in Sydney Harbour and when I ever get rich and famous again I will buy her and campaign her in Europe. There is a sister ship in Norway I believe
She is a rocket ship!
9 Stephen Street, Paddington, gordon[at]thpads.com