Offshore Yachting : December January 2008
THE FLEET 64 | offshore Entries for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2007 Subject to change. Crew details as per information provided to the CYCA by 2 November, 2007. For up-to-date crew lists, please refer to www.rolexsydneyhobart.com under 'Yachts'. Compiled by Lisa Ratcliff ANDREW SHORT MARINE BRINDABELLA SAIL NO: 10000 LOA: 24.075m CLASS: IRC DESIGNER: Scott Jutson YEAR BUILT: 1993 TYPE: Jutson 79 NO. OF HOBARTS: 12 OWNER: Andrew Short CLUB: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, NSW CREW: A Short (14), G Cropley (13), D Fewster (5), P Geddes (5), G Vaughan (3), P Edwards (13), D Bowness, J Sutherland (3), L Wilson (6), O Shanck (4), J Magin, O Muyt (7), P McEnearney, C McClennan, R Short Australia's most famous maxi Brindabella is a former line honours winner of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and holder of the record for a conventionally ballasted boat, as well as many other Australian east coast race records. New owner Andrew Short, a highly experienced offshore sailor, re-launched the Jutson 79 this year with a bow sprit and may change the keel before the start of her 13th race south. AFR MIDNIGHT RAMBLER SAIL NO: 8338 LOA: 12.41m CLASS: IRC DESIGNER: Bruce Farr (USA) YEAR BUILT: 2001 TYPE: Farr 40 One Design (modified) NO. OF HOBARTS: 3 OWNER: Sue and Ed Psaltis & Bob Thomas CLUB: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, NSW CREW: E Psaltis (26), B Thomas (18), M Bencsik (13), J Whitfeld (13), A Psaltis (13) The 1998 Sydney Hobart race-winning combination of Ed Psaltis and Bob Thomas finally scored a long awaited and well deserved Blue Water Pointscore win at the end of last season. The owners have optimised the boat for IRC and achieved multiple divisional wins including 1st in division in the July Audi Sydney Gold Coast Race, 1st in division in the Sydney Mooloolaba and 1st overall IRC in this year's Gosford to Lord Howe. ANOTHER CHALLENGE SAIL NO: Sm2004 LOA: 11.6m CLASS:IRC/One Design DESIGNER: Murray Burns Dovell (AUS) YEAR BUILT: 2000 TYPE: Sydney 38 NO. OF HOBARTS: 4 OWNER: Chris Lewin CLUB: Sandringham Yacht Club, VIC CREW: C Lewin (2), S Kennedy (1), G Smith (1), S Kyle, G Lewin, R V Wijk, F Kaufman (1) Converging on Sydney from all over the world, the crew this year comprises experienced youth leading seasoned enthusiasts. On board are four graduates from Another Challenge's 2004 Rolex Sydney Hobart university student entry combined with six North Sea travellers eager to try the oysters and wine at the Taste of Tasmania. Another Challenge has twice finished 3rd in the Sydney 38 Division, in 2004 and last year. ALACRITY SAIL NO: 7447 LOA: 13.35m CLASS: IRC DESIGNER: Bruce Farr (USA) YEAR BUILT: 2004 TYPE: Beneteau 44.7 NO. OF HOBARTS: 3 OWNER: Matthew Percy CLUB: Southport Yacht Club, QLD CREW: M Percy (2), A York (1), S Hill (1), M Faddy (1), J Partridge (1), J Maslen (1), M Warwick (1), D Vincent, B Johnston, K Houro, M Burke (1), C Percy As Prime Time, this Beneteau 44.7 was declared the CYCA's 2005-06 Bluewater Champion and in 2004 it took 1st overall in the Savills Regatta. Under current owner Matthew Percy from the Queensland Gold Coast, Alacrity has contested all the major offshore races since 2005 with good results. The majority of last year's crew will be returning for this year's race, which Percy predicts could be a heavy air affair. ANOTHER FIASCO SAIL NO: Q999 LOA: 12.88m CLASS: PHS DESIGNER: Scott Jutson (AUS) YEAR BUILT: 1994 TYPE: Jutson 43 NO. OF HOBARTS: 7 OWNER: Damian Suckling CLUB: Abel Point Yacht Club, QLD CREW: D Suckling (2), R Alderdice (3), J Cole Cook (10), J Kibbis (1), B Fleming (1) This much sailed boat has previously raced as Esprit de Corp and Maglieri Wines, competing in Sydney Hobart Yacht races between 1994 and 1999, as well as the Brisbane to Gladstone and Sydney Gold Coast races. Her best results have been a 1st in the IMS division of the 1996 Sydney Gold Coast Race and a 16th overall in the 1995 Hobart Race. This will be Queensland owner Damian Suckling's second Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race with this boat.
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