Tourists meet sailing legend
COLORADO tourist Gary Montes de Oca (41) and his daughter Islabella (5) got to meet triple-circumnavigator Jon Sanders and wild Swan River dolphins when they paid homage to Australia II's historic America’s Cup win by visiting Royal Perth Yacht Club in Crawley last week.
“I remember sitting with my father, who was an avid sailor, watching it win on TV, so we decided to come here for my father,” Trinidad-born Mr Montes de Oca said.
“I never thought I would ever be in Perth.”
He and his daughter marvelled at the dolphins chasing fish around the club’s jetties before chatting and taking photos with Sanders, who is preparing for another circumnavigation.
Gary Montes de Oca and his daughter Isabella (5).