Welcome Home Jon Sanders!

After 455 days at sea, Australian yachtsman Jon Sanders arrived home on Sunday to mark the end of his 11th solo circumnavigation, crossing the finish line at precisely 2pm.


Out on the water, Jon was greeted with a flotilla of boats, with family members, friends and colleagues who have supported his amazing voyage both in spirit and financially to achieve his objective of collecting water samples to test for microplastics in the oceans of the Southern Hemisphere which will be analysed by Curtin University.


At 81 years of age, Jon will be the oldest person to have solo circumnavigated the world and have completed more circumnavigations than any other person in history. We are all delighted he has made it home safely, albeit to yet another COVID-19 Lockdown!


Images captured by:

Fremantle Ports and Bernie Kaas

Fremantle Ports