Offshore Yachting : December January 2008
THE FLEET 68 | offshore FIRST LIGHT SAIL NO: 4384 LOA: 12.2m CLASS: PHS DESIGNER: Joe Adams YEAR BUILT: 1981 TYPE: Adams 12 NO. OF HOBARTS: 0 OWNER: Nicolas Ewald & Susan Rice CLUB: Short Handed Sailing Association of Australia, NSW CREW: N Ewald, D Bonallo (10), A Russell (2), I Westlake (1) This Adams 12 was built by the Trewarthe brothers in Warnambool, Victoria, and was born and bred to sail in Bass Strait. Under her current owners, First Light has raced with the Short Handed Sailing Association of Australia, including contesting the Gosford -- Lord Howe Island Race, and cruised through the South West Pacific. Her crew of experienced short-handed sailors is looking forward to some challenging racing. GEORGIA SAIL NO: Sm1000 LOA: 16.05m CLASS: IRC DESIGNER: Bruce Farr (USA) YEAR BUILT: 2000 TYPE: Farr 53 NO. OF HOBARTS: 0 OWNER: Graeme Ainley & John Williams CLUB: Sandringham Yacht Club, VIC CREW: J Williams (24), G Ainley (23), B Williams (5), C Hall (1), B Avery, J Curtin, H Halliburton (18), S Schafer, E Schafer, R Thompson (1) The well-known Victorian duo of Graeme Ainley and John Williams have finally farewelled their former veteran of this bluewater classic, Bacardi, which finished 2nd overall last year. Their new boat, the NZ built Farr 53 Georgia, a custom built development of the exciting Farr 52 one designs, won the 120 mile Auckland to Russell Coastal Classic. John Williams is lining up for his 25th Rolex Sydney Hobart. FLYING FISH - ARCTOS SAIL NO: 7551 LOA: 16.36m CLASS: PHS DESIGNER: Graeme Radford (AUS) YEAR BUILT: 2001 TYPE: Radford 16.4 NO. OF HOBARTS: 1 OWNER: Flying Fish Properties CLUB: Middle Harbour Yacht Club, NSW CREW: J Dobie (1), A Hunt, A Cribb (1), A Fairclough (1), L Burgin (1) The newest addition to the Flying Fish training fleet, this Radford 16.4 will carry a crew largely made up of European trainees. Built for a private round the world yacht race that never eventuated, Flying Fish - Arctos is very powerful both on and off the breeze. Co-skippers James Dobie and Andy Hunt will be aiming to improve on last year's PHS result. GETAWAY SAILING 2 SAIL NO: 6155 LOA: 11.78m CLASS: IRC/One Design DESIGNER: Murray Burns Dovell (AUS) YEAR BUILT: 2000 TYPE: Sydney 38 NO. OF HOBARTS: 1 OWNER: Peter Goldsworthy CLUB: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, NSW CREW: P Tarimo, P Goldsworthy (12), B Feeney, S Jug, D Nicholas, C Milner, G Rees-Allen, S Price, S Kellaway Getaway Sailing 2, formerly known as Yandoo, is well known on the Sydney Harbour racing circuit and has competed in Sydney 38 one design competition and offshore racing since 1994. The multi-national crew from Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland and the UK are looking at testing out a new sail wardrobe against some stiff one design competition in the boat's second Rolex Sydney Hobart assault. One of 11 Sydney 38s entered for this year's race. GEORGE GREGAN FOUNDATION SAIL NO: NOR 2 LOA: 19.46m CLASS: PHS DESIGNER: Laurie Davidson (NZL) YEAR BUILT: 2001 TYPE: Volvo 60 NO. OF HOBARTS: 5 OWNER: Peter Goldsworthy CLUB: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, NSW CREW: D Witt (11), P Davies (16), C Malouf (14), D Mann (1) A Mills (7), B Anderson (6), John Rowe (1), T Gimp, B Young, J Swan, P Docherty, Gimp, J Cameron, R Wilson, D Cheesman, P Overton Former 18-foot skiff world champion David Witt has chartered Getaway-Sailing.com and renamed it George Gregan Foundation and will head south with a crew of novice rugby players, including former Wallaby test prop Bill Young, and experienced offshore sailors. This VO60 has been campaigned extensively in Australia, with current owner Peter Goldsworthy taking line & PHS honours and setting a course record in the 2006 Gosford to Lord Howe Race, taking line honours again in 2007. GLOBAL YACHT RACING - KIONI SAIL NO: 6146 LOA: 14.51m CLASS: IRC DESIGNER: Bruce Farr (USA) YEAR BUILT: 2001 TYPE: Beneteau 47.7 NO. OF HOBARTS: 3 OWNER: Kioni Sailing Pty Ltd CLUB: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, NSW CREW: R Falk (3), E Pontin, P Rogers, R Christians, N Athineos Global Yacht Racing -- Kioni will race south with a mixed crew from both Global Yacht Racing and Sailing Services. Together they have introduced more than 150 sailors to ocean racing. Kioni has been a regular competitor over the years including three Rolex Sydney Hobarts, three Gosford -- Lord Howe and three Sydney Gold Coast races.
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