Tourists meet sail­ing leg­end

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

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.

Pic­ture: Andrew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d455890

Gary Montes de Oca and his daugh­ter Is­abella (5).

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