Sails : Sails 29 December January 2015
rolexsydneyhobartyachtrace2014 boat notes 094 Owned and campaigned by the Commodore of Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club, Phil Arnall and his son Richard, this Corby 43 is the third for them to campaign under this name. Formerly known as Full Metal Jacket and raced in the South China Seas with distinction, this will be her maiden Rolex Sydney Hobart Race. Not foreign to ocean racing on the eastern seaboard, Anger Management has been a regular entrant in the Sydney Gold Coast where she finished fifth overall in IRC Division 2 in the 2014 race and sixth over the line and sixth overall in 2014 Pittwater Coffs Race. In home waters, she went on to compete in the NCYC’s long and short ocean races, finishing second in IRC Division 1 in the Cross, Lion, Bird and Cabbage Tree Series, second in IRC the Ocean Pointscore and second in IRC Division 1 of the Winter Short Ocean Pointscore and presently holds the Gun Trophy. She finished seventh in IRC Division B of the Australian IRC Championship in April. ARIEL SAIL NO: A140 LOA: 12.6m CLASS: IRC/ORCi DESIGNER: Bruce Farr YEAR BUILT: 2010 TYPE: Beneteau First 40 NUMBER OF HOBARTS: 2 OWNER: Ron Forster CLUB: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, NSW / Sydney Amateur Sailing Club CREW: R Forster (1) / P Damp (1) – Skipper, J Naylor, I Short, M Short, G Cooper, H Forster This will be Ariel’s third consecutive Rolex Sydney Hobart race. She won her division in the 2014 Land Rover Winter Series and placed second overall in both IRC Division 3 and ORCi Division 2 in the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Race. Ron Forster and crew are preparing for this year’s race by competing in the BWPS again. In the 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart she finished seventh in IRC Division 3 and eighth overall IRC Division 3 in the 2013 race. Forster first sailed a Rolex Sydney Hobart 33 years ago. ART EQUITY MAHLIGAI SAIL NO: NZL1 LOA: 14.3m CLASS: PHS DESIGNER: Murray Burns Dovell (AUS) YEAR BUILT: 1998 TYPE: Sydney 46 NUMBER OF HOBARTS: 4 OWNER: Murray Owen and Jenny Kings CLUB: Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club, New Zealand CREW: M Owen (6) – Skipper, J Kings (5) – Navigator, V Chirkov, A Titorenko, D Marievich, E Gazarov, I Kopazov, A Bakhtinov, K Kuroptev, V Reshetov, A Gazarov, A Vodovatov-Abas, S Isdakov, N Titorenko, M Kuropteva, L Alexander This Sydney 46 has raced to Hobart five times now and has finished every one. In last year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart she improved her 2011 assault on the PHS trophy where she finished ninth overall to finish fifth overall and second in PHS Division 1. Her best result was in the 2010 race, when she was fourth overall in PHS and won Division 1, racing as NSC Mahligai. In 2009, was third in Division 1, while in 2008, sailed under IRC and finished 61st overall. Before Murray Owen and Jenny Kings owned Mahligai, she spent most of her life racing in Asia. She is berthed at the CYCA, but will race under the burgee of the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club in New Zealand, in a nod to Owen and Kings’ place of birth. AUDERE SAIL NO: 4545 LOA: 13.7m CLASS: IRC/ORCi DESIGNER: Philippe Briand (FRA) YEAR BUILT: 2011 TYPE: Beneteau First 45 NUMBER OF HOBARTS: 1 OWNER: Michael Pritchard CLUB: Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, TAS CREW: M Pritchard –Skipper, M Hutchinson (4) – Navigator, M Souter (5), I Johnston, S Butler, D George, T Steames, B Pritchard, P Reid, J Wilkie, S Bradford A relative newcomer to ocean racing, Michael Pritchard and his Beneteau First 45 Audere impressed in their debut event, the Maria Island Yacht Race in November 2013 where they finished fourth under IRC. In February 2013, she placed third under IRC in the 89 nautical mile Bruny Island Race, finished eighth in IRC Division 3 of the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race in July and second overall and won the ORCI division of the Brisbane to Keppel Island Yacht Race in August. Pritchard is no stranger to the adrenaline rush, having previously raced in the Targa car rallies, and is hoping that the journey north will be favourable for his Beneteau. Audere has been competing in the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s twilight races and is also cruised by the Pritchard family around Hobart. The boat was launched in 2011 by South Australian Garry Tucker and competed in the 2011 Rolex Sydney Hobart as Patrice IV, finishing 12th in division. AUSREO SAIL NO: 6755 LOA: 14.0m CLASS: IRC/ORCi DESIGNER: Farr Yacht Design (USA) YEAR BUILT: 2002 TYPE: Beneteau 47.7 NUMBER OF HOBARTS: 1 OWNER: Ian Creak CLUB: Greenwich Flying Squadron, NSW CREW: I Creak - Skipper, G Sanford (2) – Navigator, J Lelliot (1), A Lelliott (1), D North (1), I Arnold (1), I Creak, I Sandford (2), L Bryant (1), M Pinter (5), P Atwood, R Glendenning This boat undertook her maiden Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race last year finishing a respectable 28th overall and seventh in IRC Division 3. Creak has assembled a crew of regular offshore yachties who have been aboard with him in the CYCA’s Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race over the last few years. They missed this year’s Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast race and their best result to date was in the 2013 race where they finished 22nd overall and 11th in Division 3. Creak and his crew are looking forward to a hard slog to Hobart aboard this Beneteau 47.7 originally campaigned as Caliban II. BACARDI SAIL NO: SM377 LOA: 13.4m CLASS: IRC DESIGNER: Doug Peterson (USA) YEAR BUILT: 1978 TYPE: Peterson 44 NUMBER OF HOBARTS: 28 OWNER: Martin Power CLUB: Sandringham Yacht Club, VIC CREW: M Power (11) – Skipper, S Humphres (6) - Navigator, M Beddoe’s (2), M De Fina (1), R Eason (3), L Forkes (3), P Rejola (2), D Marquetts (1) M Fox, G Poole (1), B Leighton (1) Bacardi holds the record for the most Hobart races ever sailed by an individual yacht – 28 – and this year she will break her own record and make it 29. She finished 58th overall and 7th in division in last year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart, and equaled the record 27 races set in 2007 by Phillips Foote Witchdoctor, a Davidson 44, in 2011. Bacardi has only failed to finish once in her Hobart race history. Sailed by her present owner in 2010, she dropped her rig and the deck disintegrated in heavy seas off the southern NSW coast. Bacardi’s best result in the Rolex Sydney Hobart was in 2006 when the 35-year-old finished second overall to the classic yacht Love & War. Skipper Martin Power raced his previous boat, a Swanson 36, Breakaway, to several divisional placings in the Rolex Sydney Hobart, including winning the Gordon Marshall Trophy in 1999. BALANCE SAIL NO: 52002 LOA: 15.9m CLASS: IRC/ORCi DESIGNER: Farr Yacht Design (USA) YEAR BUILT: 2005 TYPE: FARR TP52 NUMBER OF HOBARTS: TBC OWNER: Paul Clitheroe CLUB: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, NSW CREW: P Clitheroe (7) – Skipper, N Scott Perry (3) – Navigator, A Brown (5), B McRae (3), C Evans, D Keddie (2), M Craig (1), M de Montgolfier (1), N Mrdjen (2), P Hardy, T Brewer (1) CYCA Director Paul Clitheroe has taken another step up in his ocean racing pursuits, purchasing the TP52 Quest, and 2008 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race overall winner, earlier this year. This makes the money media commentator’s fifth yacht called Balance. In the Land Rover Gold Coast he finished seventh over line, second overall IRC Division 1 and fourth overall ORCi. Racing in the CYCA Blue Water Pointscore he is tracking at third overall after race three. Balance placed first overall in the Cabbage Tree Island in November. Under its former name Quest, this boat won every major race/event on the eastern seaboard, including Hamilton Island Race Week, Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race and Geelong Race Week, in addition to the Rolex Sydney Hobart. With his previous yacht, a Beneteau 45, Clitheroe won the 2013 City of Sydney Cup for the Australia Day Race, won Division 1 in both IRC and ORCi in the 2013 Sydney Harbour Regatta, and finished second in Division 1 of the IRC Passage at Hamilton Island Race Week in August 2013. In 2011, Clitheroe achieved some strong podium finishes including second in the Audi Docklands Invitational Production division, winning the Milsons Cup and Division 2 of the NSW IRC Championship, before a divisional third in the Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race. He also finished second in IRC Division B at Hamilton Island Race Week, then third in IRC Division 3 and second in ORCi Division 2 in the Rolex Sydney Hobart – his best result in the blue water classic.
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