Picture Gallery - RL28
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RL24's in the U.S. Gallery
Pictures of the first RL24 Nationals held in 1974.
Pictures of the RL24 2005-6 Nationals.
Pictures of the RL24 2008-9 Nationals.
Pictures of the 2008 Bay to Bay.
Pictures of the 2010 Bay to Bay from Paul Harris.
Pictures of the 2010 Bay to Bay from Julie Geldard.
Pictures from 2010 Wintersun.
Pictures of the RL24 2011-2 Nationals.
Pictures of the RL24 2013-4 Nationals.
The following galleries have been collected by Rob Legg from many sources. Some already appear in other galleries here while many have not been seen before.
Rob's Achive Pictures of RL24s
Rob's Achive Pictures of RL28s
Rob's Achive Pictures of RL34s
Rob's Achive Pictures of Status
Rob's Achive Pictures of Beyond 2000
A collection of Rob Legg's favourite photographs (1.3MB PDF)
Picture Gallery - RL28
Peaches and Cream: Keith Merkley's RL28 for 26 years; now sailed by Charles Clark - The RL28 is ideal for family getaways
I bought her in 1984 as a hull and deck and spent 6 months fitting her out, with lots of visits to the factory to see how they did it.
The deck and internal photos are from when the boat was sold in 2010 so you can see these are tough long-lasting boats with a modicum of care and regular maintenance.
"Peach's" hull arriving
from the factory
Rum and Dry: Lawrence Dorsett's RL28. Sail number 83.
Shalimar: Phil Macqueen's RL28 off West Bay, Middle Percy Island, Mackay.
Jezabel: Phil Gardam's RL28:
Looking back towards Moreton / Blue Hole.
The three "J"'s - Justin, John and Jezabel with North Stradbroke Island astern on a flat day in the bay.
Tied up at RQYS Manly ready for a day on Moreton Bay
Peter Jones RL28: Blue Peter.
"As you will see we use the boat for cruising, it is a great way to get away from it all."
RL28 "Sealeggs" leading the fleet of the 2001 Fremantle to Canarvon race.
Robert and Annette Lester's RL28 "Just Rosy" at anchor at Birds nest point Lake Macquarie and in company with a Sabre 25.
Garry Beatie's RL28, Sandpiper Sail number 125, during a recent trip to Wathumba Creek on Fraser Island
Updated pictures of Sandpiper off Fraser Island
Some pictures of Jason and Emily Hollister's RL28 Distraction (formerly from Brisbane) at Port Sorell
on the North-West Coast of Tasmania.
They have owned her since mid 2004 and enjoy cruising their local area.
Michael and Christine Oakley from Melbourne, have owned RL 28 'Freyja' for 20 years.
Freyja is berthed at Paynesville Victoria on the beautiful Gippsland lakes (see photo).
The other photo shows Freyja sailing to the start of the Marlay Point (on Lake Wellington) overnight yacht race.
Kingsley White's Rings-n-Things has an unusual masthead rig.
Rings-n-things heading for Port Augusta and second place on handicap in the 2006 "Tripolis."
The Tripolis is a series of 3 races held over 3 days between Boxing day and new years day.
Ken Frasers RL28 "Rebel" here shown at QCYC marina.
Ken thinks the RL28 is an ideal boat for Moreton Bay.
Gary and Pauline Trost are restoring Polaris, an ex-charter vessel, to her former splendor.
New rochy main has arrived; sailing well.
We have been sprucing up the interior.
Now have modified the galley; has more usable bench space. (I am the cook).
Barry Tiver's fixed keel RL28, Free Spirit, at Langton Island in the Spencer Gulf S.A.
Having some fun with the seals.
Martyn and Leonie Peasey's Allegretto
Allegretto (previously Ranui) had her official re-launch and re-naming ceremony on 2nd November 2014 after Martyn and Leonie spent many months
fully restoring her to truly wonderful condition with all creature comforts. Now she can provide many more years of service and pleasure.
Gary Trost, having sold Polaris now owns Jupiter.
I bought Jupiter at the end of October 2014 and live aboard full time.
I have made some mods to make it more livable, I now have a workable galley.
This is my second RL28 as I had Polaris some years ago but never got to use her as my wife became quite ill.
That part of my life is over now and I am now fulfilling my dream only alone.
October 2015 - Jupiter now has new sails.
Robin Quirk's RL28 - QE3.
I getting toward the end of some fairly extensive renovations of our RL28, QE3. Well, I hope it's the end !
We are based in Lake Macquarie and race out of Wangi Amateur Sailing Club in Wangi Wangi, NSW.
We bought her off Peter Taylor, previously named Cloud 9 and Solitaire. Sail No.37.
Our cruising grounds include the Myall Lakes and Port Stephens, Pittwater and more recently Hervey Bay and the Whitsunday Islands.
The purists may object to covering the famous RL anchor well and fitting a windlass or the fitting of a transom mount outboard
but these modifications suit our usage of the boat. There are a few finer details still to complete, namely the headliner and carpet,
but the renovations have included a new fridge, overhaul the head with new sink and portapotti, anchor windlass, DC powered keel pump
(that's a gem !), re-wire and install new lithium batteries, complete deck re-fit and paint, new forward hatch and windows,
cockpit shower with flexible 100 l water tank under the cockpit ( just had to use that space !), full width main traveller, furling genoa, the list goes on.
Paul Barrowcliff is restoring Eclipse.
She was ex charter vessel along with Polaris and Jupiter, I repainted in original colours as I liked them.
Has been completely rewired, 4 batteries fitted, 120w solar panels, fully pressurised water in galley and head/shower,
VHF fitted ,TV ,Metho stove ,90 litre Fridge. All timber redone and fully refurbished bow ladder.
Led lighting all over and lots more to come, I suspect.
Has a Trailer and moored 6 months at Lake Macquarie, sail nearly every weekend and stay on boat.
Great boat as I havenít sailed for a long time. Very forgiving.