Boat Register

Below is a register of RBYC vessels. Read more about the boat, the owners and what significance there is in the boat name.

We want you to be involved so if you own a boat and it’s not here yet then please take a few minutes complete the online boat information and it will be added to the list.


Boat Name Lena

Owners Miriam Cherry

Boat Rego/Sail Number B98

Boat Description Cape Barren Goose designed by Peter Joubert

Origin of boat name

Magdalena, a character in Wagner’s Mastersingers, who was of uncertain age, rather large in the beam, and very kind to the (young) apprentices (us).

Boat History

Built in Sydney by Geoff Baker and launched in 1978, she was fitted out by her owners who lived on her in Pittwater while they built their house. Purchased by brian and Miriam Cherry in 1995 and brought to RBYC where we have been ever since.

Highlights of your time as owner

Highlight was our cruise to South Australia in 1997. Brian had to go overseas at the last minute, so I sailed with my daughter, Liz and her then boyfriend to kangaroo island by way of Port Fairy. After they left we were joined by my son, James and his girlfriend and we sailed to Adelaide, where Brian joined us Thence to Port Lincoln. Finally we sailed back to Melbourne stopping only at Portland. We were skippered on the return journey by a well known professional sailor from Port Lincoln as Brian was not at all well at the start of his long illness.
We also enjoyed many happy cruises in bass Strait with the Cruising Group.

What are your plans

Keep sailing as long as I can!