Message de Jacques Calluaud (t9.5 à Sydney)

Hi to both of you.

maybe some explanation in case you are confused.  I have a French name but was born in Australia to a French father (Cognac area) and Greek mother who met on the boat from Europe after WW2.  I can speak some French but not really read or write.  I live in a suburb of Sydney, Hunters Hill on the harbour which has a strong French heritage and just happen to live in a street with a French name and own a French boat.  Not planned, just the way it ended up

I was in France and England for 6 weeks last Xmas and called into the new Tofinou factory and had an enjoyable tour with Christian.  I told Christian that I would be happy to take any potential customers in Sydney for a sail.

The boats are certainly a very classic looking boat but also fast and my wife and I get very positive comments from all who see us sailing.

I think that there might be 4 Tofinou 9.5 in Australia as follows;

  • Allons-y
  • White Lightning, Sydney as well but on a different harbour called Pittwater north of Sydney.
  • Jessandra owned by Peter Jamieson with sail no RQ888 so I assume boat is in Queensland as RQ is prefix for Royal Queensland yacht club.  Info from TopYacht which is a web based listing of yachts that race.
  • and possibly another one in Western Australia?

Attached is a photo of my wife Lynn in a very familiar place.  She steers and I do the ropes!

Jacques Calluaud
+61 433 506 668

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