Offshore Yachting : December January 2008
offshore | 73 JAZZ SAIL NO: GBR4519L LOA: 14.64m CLASS: IRC DESIGNER: Rod Johnstone (USA) YEAR BUILT: 2003 TYPE: J145 NO. OF HOBARTS: 1 OWNER: Chris Bull CLUB: Royal Ocean Racing Club, UK, Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, NSW CREW: C Bull (2), M Broughton (3), H Treharne (27), N King (2), C Ripard (1), T Davis (3), T Ehler (1), E Hill (1), S Pollard (1), J Davis, A Haines Chris Bull finished 2nd overall in the 2000 Rolex Sydney Hobart with the chartered Quest and last year finished 3rd in division with his own boat, the J145 Jazz, which he brought to Australia to contest the CYCA's Blue Water Pointscore Series, placing 2nd overall AFR Midnight Rambler by 2 points. Joining her regular crew is America's Cup winning tactician Hugh Treharne. Jazz's record includes a class win in the 2003 Rolex Fastnet Race. LIMIT SAIL NO: 43218 LOA: 14.93m CLASS: IRC DESIGNER: John Corby (GBR) YEAR BUILT: 2002 TYPE: Corby 49 NO. OF HOBARTS: 2 OWNER: Alan Brierty CLUB: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, NSW CREW: A Brierty, R Hickman (3), S Gordon (13). P Inchbold (20), D Morrow (6), G Prescott (22), D Morris (8), G Weise (7), D Ward (8) Formerly Flirt, Limit is a custom built IRC racer design that raced extensively in the UK in 2003 and 2004. Owner Alan Brierty has joined forces with Rolex Sydney Hobart winner Roger Hickman, who was instrumental in the boat's many successes under its previous owner including a division win in last year's Rolex Trophy, winning the 2007 Sailing South regatta on IRC and placing 2nd at Skandia Geelong Week. Won the Cabbage Tree Island Race on IRC results in mid November. KNEE DEEP SAIL NO: HY161 LOA: 15.28m CLASS: IRC DESIGNER: Bruce Farr (USA) YEAR BUILT: 1999 TYPE: Farr 49 NO. OF HOBARTS: 2 OWNER: Philip Childs & Frank Van Ruth CLUB: Hillary's Yacht Club, WA CREW: P Childs (2), S Hartley (3), E Vitte (2), A Hill (3), A Linham (4), R balding (1), N Macpherson, R O'Sullivan, L Rakai (1), J Alp (3), P Truman, N Truman, T Dwyer (1) This Farr 49 was launched in 1999 and went on to win the Sydney Hobart that year racing as Yendys. It is now owned by Perth surgeon Philip Childs and Frank Van Ruth, who discovered the boat at a truck company auction and have relaunched the former champion. The boat is named after Philip's Margaret River vineyard and winery -- Knee Deep Wines. LIVING DOLL SAIL NO: R50 LOA: 15.24m CLASS: IRC DESIGNER: Bruce Farr (USA) YEAR BUILT: 2005 TYPE: Cookson 50 NO. OF HOBARTS: 2 OWNER: Michael Hiatt CLUB: Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, Victoria CREW: M Hiatt (3), R Lloyd (3), R Breada (1), T Fair (2), M Vanderwaker (3), P Fletcher (3), G Kerns (3) Designed by Bruce Farr and built by Cooksons in NZ, Living Doll was modified prior to this year's Audi Hamilton Island Race Week and is now sailing with a conventional rather than a canting keel. Owner Michael Hiatt is delighted with the results so far, including a 2nd in division at Hamilton Island. Living Doll finished 11th overall on IRC results in her debut Rolex Sydney Hobart in 2005 and retired last year. KRAKATOA II SAIL NO: 55555 LOA: 12.18m CLASS: PHS DESIGNER: Finot-Conq (FRA) YEAR BUILT: 2005 TYPE: Pogo 40 NO. OF HOBARTS: 0 OWNER: Rod Skellet CLUB: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, NSW CREW: R Skellet (7), C Pritchard 7, S Wheelhouse (10), M Hunter (8), J Ogilvy (8), J Streeter (2), P Hurney (2) The first Pogo class 40 in Australia, Krakatoa II is part of an explosive class that is taking Europe by storm. Designed as a stepping stone between a Mini 6.5 and the Open 60s, the class 40 is a fast seaworthy boat that is suitable for short handed sailing. It carries 750 litres of water ballast each side which provides the required stability to carry the enormous sail area. MATANGI SAIL NO: 5350 LOA: 11.78m CLASS: IRC DESIGNER: German Frers (ARG) YEAR BUILT: 1989 TYPE: Frers 39 NO. OF HOBARTS: 1 OWNER: David Stephenson CLUB: Tamar Yacht Club, TAS CREW: D Stephenson (6), S Walker (8), G Alway (9), A. Goode (1), C Youl (7) Owner David Stephenson, who was part of the 2004 overall winning crew of Aera, has campaigned Matangi extensively in long offshore passages such as the Melbourne -- Stanley and Melbourne -- Launceston races, but it's been three years since the boat took on a Rolex Sydney Hobart. One of three Tasmanian entries this year. Won the PHS division of the Melbourne to Stanley Race in early November.
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