Richard Lees is from Adelaide, but his job as a doctor took him to Virginia, USA. Sailing all the while, he eventually returned home, but during the early ‘80’s moved to Newcastle. His daughter and son-in- law purchased the Alfred Silva built Freyja, launched in San Francisco Bay. She required major repairs, so Lees and his wife became partners to help. Since relaunching, Freyja has been to two Australian Wooden Boat Festivals in Tassie. The next one is February 2017, so the two families, keen to return - and also achieve something from their bucket list – to participate in a Sydney Hobart. Freyja has otherwise been utilised for family holidays, the odd sail and raced in the 2016 NCYC Winter Short Ocean Pointscore.
|Crew||R Lees, C Sanders, E Thirkell, A Carr, R Hillery, L Costello|