Offshore Yachting : Offshore Yachting Dec-Jan 2016
ROLEXSYDNEYHOBARTYACHTRACE2015ROLEXSYDNEYHOBARTYACHTRACE2015 BOAT NOTES 115 SHUGUANG HAIYANG SAIL NO: CHN53007 LOA: 12.9m CLASS: IRC DESIGNER: Marc Lombard (FRA) YEAR BUILT: 2013 TYPE: Sun Odyssey 42i NUMBER OF HOBARTS: 0 OWNER: Roy Pan SKIPPER: Dong Qing CLUB: Dawn Sailing Club, China CREW: D Qing – Skipper, R Pan, Y Sun, ZLiu,QLi,GLan,JLi,SMai,YLi,HLi, YLin,HWu,JWei,QQi,DQing,LYang, J Wang, W Liang, S Sun, Z Wu, T Chen, Z Zhang, B Xie In English, the name of this yacht translates to ‘Dawn Sailing.’ The team was founded by the Dawn Sailing Club in Shenzhen, which aims at creating opportunities for Chinese people to sail and race in China and around the world. The crews have raced in many local regattas and in Southeast Asia, but felt it was time for a bigger challenge. In the history of the Sydney Hobart, no mainland Chinese team has ever competed, which is one of the reasons why this team is coming. They were the second Chinese entry received this year behind Ark323, but the first with a Chinese sail number. They will race with a full Chinese crew, some of whom have around the world sailing experience. Part of the crew will sail the boat from Shenzhen, near Hong Kong, leaving early November and plan to arrive in Sydney mid-December, where they will train. Following the race, they will continue to sail around the world. ST JUDE SAIL NO: 6686 LOA: 14.2m CLASS: IRC DESIGNER: Murray Burns Dovell (AUS) YEAR BUILT: 2007 TYPE: Sydney 47 NUMBER OF HOBARTS: 7 OWNER: Noel Cornish CLUB: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, For more information call 13 12 36 or visit rms.nsw.gov.au/maritime When you’re on a boat, the combination of wind, waves and sun can magnify the effects of alcohol and affect your judgement and skills. Remember: • The blood alcohol limit on water is less than 0.05 – the same as on the road • Random breath testing also applies on the water • During special events, it’s important to keep a clear head as the waterways can get crowded • Go over the limit and you could really get in over your head. So go easy on the drink. NSW CREW: N Cornish (8) – Skipper, A Liddle (7), A Milln (2), B deHaas (6), E May (1), J Neuhaus (7), J Lowe (2), J Liddle (1), J Orpin (2), L Klohs (2), N Bradley (2), P Liddle (3), S Kidson (2) St Jude has done every Rolex Sydney Hobart since 2008 and last year finished 51st overall and 12th in Division. Her best result to date was 16th overall in 2009. She has since finished 39th overall and 11th in Division 2 in the 2015 Sydney Gold Coast race. This year the emphasis is again on encouraging the Club’s Youth Academy students into ocean racing and once again, Emma May (19) and Nicky Bradley (20), join CYCA director, Noel Cornish, for their second taste of the famous Hobart race on his boat. A regular in the CYCA’s Ocean Pointscore Series (OPS), Cornish finished sixth overall in the 2014/2015 season and third overall in the 2013/2014 season. TAKANI SAIL NO: 6981 LOA: 15.4m CLASS: PHS DESIGNER: Judel/Vrolijk (GER) YEAR BUILT: 2012 TYPE: Hanse 495 NUMBER OF HOBARTS: 1 OWNER: James Whittle CLUB: Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, NSW CREW: J Whittle – Skipper/Navigator, B Ratcliff (46), J Whittle (1), P Townend (1), R Moore (26), S Price (1), T Whittle (1) In her maiden Sydney Hobart last year, James Whittle sailed Takani to 12th under PHS and eighth in Division 2. The boat is a luxurious Hanse 495 from Pittwater, which came into Debbie and Jim Whittle’s lives in August 2012. They named her after their children; Taylah, Kasey and Nicholas. It was celebrations all-round last year, as Taylah, their 19-year-old daughter, contested her first Hobart and Jim celebrated his 50th Birthday on Boxing Day, the same day as the Hobart start. It enjoyed a leisurely warm up at Hamilton Island Race Week to finish 15th in Cruising Division 1. Veteran yachtsman, Bill Ratcliff, joins the crew with 46 Hobarts to his credit.
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