Tasmanian Seafarers' Memorial

Yacht Charleston (1979)

Yacht CharlestonThe plaque reads ...

Yacht "Charleston"
December 1979
Lost at sea en route Hobart to Sydney
Charles E. Davies
Lawrence Corkhill             Jeff Corkhill
David Symes                     Ian McIndoe
Oh Lord be good to us
Thy sea is so great
And our ship is small

The yacht Charleston on passage from Hobart to Sydney disappeared without trace. Extensive aerial and coastal searches along the likely route the yacht was taking, as well as across the Tasman Sea, failed to find any evidence of the yacht or its crew. The yacht represented the latest in yacht design and light displacement construction had only been recently launched and having won the Maria Island Race was expected to perform well in Sydney prior to competing in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

Charles E Davies, owner and skipper

Lawrence Corkhill

Jeff Corkhill

David Symes

Ian McIndoe