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June 2016 - Cimba * : Her Fate Now Known
In 1988 Cimba* was reported to have arrived in Sydney after a voyage from Albany via Adelaide, Melbourne and Hobart. Her skipper, Don Marshall, was hoping to complete a circumnavigation of Australia. He was described as an extremely practical and resourceful sailer who had already made several remarkable voyages in Cimba* - single handling The Great Australian Bight for example, and circumnavigation Tasmania, weathering a 70 knot storm off the West coast on the way. Alas, Don's attempt at a circumnavigation of Australia ended when he lost Cimba* on the Ningaloo Reef, North of Carnarvon, in 1990. Don survived the disaster. Don died in 2013, at sea, aged 77.
Built : --
LOA : 23' 6"
Beam : 7'
Draught : 4'
Displacement : 4.5 Tonner
• Don Marshall (1970-1990) Australia
Page last updated : June 2016