Farewell Evo

An old sailing foe of mine sadly passed away last week. Simon Evans was a longtime sailor like myself [we are of the same vintage] and whilst we hadn’t done too much together, we had raced many a mile against each other.

Simon had done all the races you wanted to do, Asia, USA and of course Oz. I have fond memories of trimming a kite for an entire Hammilton Island race week on an Archambault35 against Simon who was trimming a kite aboard a Sydney36 in the same division.

We shared a common love for the sport of sailing and we were able to have the odd drink and tell many a tall tale. Today a group of us got together with Simons wife Katie to celebrate his life and tell some more tales.


Cheers Evo

About Phil Yeomans
Phil grew up sailing on Pittwater (north of Sydney) racing in many classes over the years including Manly Juniors, Lasers, 5.5’s, 505’s, several trailer Yachts, E22’s, 1/2 and 1 Tonners, A10m, Sydney 38’s and more. Phil is well known for his knowledge of boats, having built several classes and has a freaky ability to recognise boats and designs. Phil is a National Race Official and Equipment Auditor (Yachting Australia).

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