Australian square metre association

For Australian square metre yacht enthusiasts


Launch Date : 1939

Bill arrived in Australia From the UK in the 1960s and was inspired by three square metre yachts which he saw racing on the Clyde River in England.

Bill bought Typhoon in 1979 and over a period of years totally refurbished her with an extensive renovation and strengthening process. 

She lives at RQYS Manly and Bill has enjoyed every bit of his long custodianship and still sails her on occasion. A few modifications has allowed Bill to easily sail her single handed and he has entered her in the occasional offshore racing events. 

Launched in 1939 by Les Steel in Lake Macquarie. she was built with spotted gum and oregan pine construction. Extremely well built she is a fine looking vessel and the only square metre boat in Queensland.

Records from 1952 show her sailing on Sydney Harbour under the ownership of P . J Mulhearn. In 1953 she changes owenership to Sam E Stirling who continues to race her in Sydney.

Sunday 1st of Feb 1953 she runs into trouble and perhaps this is the catalyst to her being sold to Sam Stirling or perhaps Sam is still getting used to the yacht when this incedent occurs.



I highly recommend watching this short video of Typhoon..  

#CWB17 @ Yahoo! Video