Caroma is a Carmen class sloop which was very prominent in the mid 60’s winning many ocean races in that period. Caroma was first launched in November 1978, in Sydney, she was a back yard built project which took three and a half years to completion. I kept her for 5 years and in 1983 I parted with her and in 1991, on Australia Day, bought her back and have maintained her in good order to this day. She is splined glued in Oregon and dynel sheathed. Much of the bright work is Teak which was salvaged from the Ferry Dee-Why which was being broken up by Harry Stride in Black Wattle Bay Sydney Harbour. Although I have not raced the vessel a great deal, I have cruised many miles,including two trips to the Barrier Reef and regular trips to Lord Howe Island. She has had many upgrades including three engines over her life time and is coming up to 40 years since launch.