Tasmanian Seafarers' Memorial

Ian Ewart McIndoe B.V.Sc (1979)

Ian McIndoe was a crew member of the 34 foot yacht Charleston that disappeared on passage from Hobart to Sydney for the 1979 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Despite extensive land, sea and air searches no trace was found of the yacht or the five crew.

The reasons for and the location of the loss of the crew and yacht remains a mystery. It is believed the yacht suffered some severe damage while somewhere east of Flinders Island, Tasmania preventing the crew to call for assistance.