Offshore Yachting : December January 2008
offshore | 79 SAILORS WITH DISABILITIES SAIL NO: 7878 LOA: 16.45m CLASS: PHS DESIGNER: David Lyons (AUS) YEAR BUILT: 2000 TYPE: Lyons 54 NO. OF HOBARTS: 7 OWNER: David Pescud CLUB: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, NSW CREW: D Pescud (16), J Natherson (7), J Hearne (3), M Thomson (5), A Lawrence (2), M van Kretschmar (3), A Burt, B Pelham (1) SWD scored a PHS win in last year's Sydney Mooloolaba and a second in the inaugural Sydney Mackay Yacht Race in the same year. This specially designed 54-footer has contested every east coast regatta and offshore race since being launched in 2000. With their previous boat, Pescud and his largely disabled crew won PHS Division A of the storm battered 1998 Sydney Hobart. SWD also holds the monohull circumnavigation of Australia record. SCARLET RUNNER SAIL NO: SM6083 LOA: 11.78m CLASS: IRC/One Design DESIGNER: Murray Burns Dovell (AUS) YEAR BUILT: 2001 TYPE: Sydney 38 NO. OF HOBARTS: 0 OWNER: Robert Date CLUB: Sandringham Yacht Club, VIC CREW: R. Date, C Till (1), K McCombie (5), P Roberts (5), P Tomkins (2), A Gilbert, S Chandler, S Baldasso Melbourne based Sydney 38, Scarlet Runner, has been a regular traveller up and down the Australian east coast for the last 12 months, mainly competing in one design racing and now branching into offshore racing. The crew is gaining in confidence and experience and expect to be competitive within the Sydney 38 fleet and if conditions suit, on IRC as well. SAILPLANE SAIL NO: GBR6612R LOA: 14.5m CLASS: IRC DESIGNER: Bruce Farr (USA) YEAR BUILT: 1999 TYPE: Beneteau First 47.7 NO. OF HOBARTS: 0 OWNER: Decosol Marine CLUB: Royal Ocean Racing Club, UK CREW: R Bottomley, J Danby, R Dunstan, R Applebey, N Jones, C King, B King, R Fearon, M Clinch, I McKinney, K Williamson, M Barwick One of a large number of UK entries, this Beneteau was a division winner of this year's Atlantic Rally and class winner of the St Maarten 2006. Sailplane also finished this year's tough Rolex Fastnet Race finishing 14th overall and 6th in division. The first Rolex Sydney Hobart for the British crew has been a massive task of organisation. SECRET MENS BUSINESS #1 SAIL NO: 8300 LOA: 12.75m CLASS: IRC DESIGNER: Murray & Associates (AUS) YEAR BUILT: 1996 TYPE: Murray 42 NO. OF HOBARTS: 6 OWNER: SMB Syndicate CLUB: Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, NSW CREW: R Trembath (12), R Curtis (2), I Greentree (1), G Sherman (2), M Trembath (2), R Venn (2), S Trembath (2) L Sherman, N Curtis Secret Mens Business #1 was designed by Iain Murray in 1996 for original owner Geoff Boettcher. It competed up and down the east and south coast of Australia with its best result being a 3rd in division in the 2003 Rolex Sydney Hobart. The current owners bought the boat in November and have already finished on the podium including 2nd in Division 1 of this year's Coffs Harbour Series and 2nd in IRC and 1st PHS in the Bird Island Race this season. SALONA SAIL NO: 3724 LOA: 11.29m CLASS: PHS DESIGNER: J & J Yacht Design (GER) YEAR BUILT: 2006 TYPE: Salona 37 NO. OF HOBARTS: 1 OWNER: Phillip King CLUB: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, NSW CREW: P King (7), C Flood (1), W Hus (1), D Cooney (3), W Reinkanin Designed by J & J Yacht Design and built by AD Boats in Germany, Salona has suffered its fair share of misfortune since its 2006 launch including suffering steering failure in her debut Hobart Race last year and breaking her mast in the Audi Sydney Southport back in March. Owner Phillip King has an impressive record, including winning division A of the 1984 Sydney Hobart, the Adelaide to Robe Race in 1986 and the Adelaide to King Island Race in 1989. SEXTANT SAIL NO: 9412 LOA: 12.5m CLASS: IRC DESIGNER: Neils Jeppesen (DEN) YEAR BUILT: 1999 TYPE: X412 NO. OF HOBARTS: 1 OWNER/SKIPPER: Denis Doyle & Lynne Smith CLUB: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, NSW CREW: D. Doyle (15), M Formosa (16), A Chauvel (10), G Rouvray (30), L Meads Sextant has been very active since her launch in 2000. Denis & Lynne have contested three Sydney Gold Coasts but the boat is yet to reach Hobart having retired from the 2004 race with rig damage. Sextant is competing in this season's Blue Water Pointscore Series before perhaps returning to extended cruising. The boat and its owners were awarded the CYCA Cruising trophy this year for its 2006 Pacific Cruise.
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