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130 boats !

SIMRAD 2006

SIMRAD 2006

SIMRAD 50 2006 Preview

07 Jul 2006

 

130 Boats Entered for the SIMRAD 50 2006

Last year we SSANZ had 136 boats compete during the course of the series. This year we have received 130 entries just for the first race. This will be a new record for any individual SSANZ race EVER !!!

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Listed below are all the competing boats.

In the longhaul the favourite would be Jon Vincient's X Factor with the father and son team Philip and  Mathew Hart on Sundreamer and Rex McCamish's McMoggy also strong contenters. In the Monohulls, expect a fierce battle between the Cookson 50 "Wingz" which will be sail by long time shorthanded experts Peter Geary and Angus Small and "A Southern Man AGD" Graham Dalton's virtually brand new Open 50 which he will sail with designer Greg Elliot. Graham is using the race to test the boat as he builds up to his next round the world adventure.

In the shorthaul fleet we expect the biggest battle for line honours. Favourites this year include Tony Newmarch's "Hanse Off", which is the biggest boat in the division, Brent Linnell's "Stratocaster", Jason Haggitt's "Helluva Hurry" with any of the Stewart 34's or Farr 1020's also being in with a chance, particularly the very experienced shorthanded team on "Hard Labour".
 
On the shortest course, expect the SR26's to dominate results on line. Last year Richard Watson and Phillip Crowther on "Rattle N Rum" dominated. It will be interesting to see if anyone can knock them off this year !
 
This year the class/one design divisions have continued to grow with 8 Pied Pipers, 5 Trackers, 8 SR26's, 15 ! Young 88's and 6 Farr 1020's. I imagine there will some fierce battles amongst that lot !!!
 
Absolutely fantastic to see such a huge fleet who not only have to tackle the challenge of sailing shorthanded, but also have to take on the elements in the middle of winter ! Just finishing will be a great achievement. 
 

A Southern Man AGD

Activator

Akarana Express 

Alcatraz 

Aquaholic  Aqua Vitae  

Assailant  

Atom  Ant 

Azure 

Bavarian Wave

Black Fun

Black & Tan

BMW Yachtsport   

Buoy Racer   Cantara 
Caesars Palace  Cetacea  Choice Transport 
Christie  Cloud 9  Comfortably Numb
Communique Cool Bear  Cool Change 

Crikey Dick

Crowded House 

Danaide

Destiny in Motion 

Dynamo 

Elly

Escapology 

Exodus 

Expressway

Eye Spy

88% Proof

First Class

Fun N Games

Gale Force 

Gaucho
Gentle Touch Grunty Chicken

Hanse Off 

Hard Labour

Heartbeat

Heartlight

Helluva Hurry 

High Profile

Hooters
Hotdogger Insight II Interlude II
Jagged Edge

L'Avanti 

Legless 

L'Etoile 

Loose Unit  Lynchmob
Marbles Markon'e  Marshall Law
McMoggy Men at Work Mercenary
Moving Violation

Mrs Micawber

Nevenka 

One Extreme

Open Country

Oracle 

O'Sinnerman

Outrageous 

Pacquita 
Party Piedy 

Peppermint Planet 

Pink Cadillac 

Pinotage

Planet X 

Power Play 

Precedent 

Prince Hal Prism
Quarter Pint

R n B 

Rat Attack 
Rattle n Rum

Reddy Steady 

Rebel Yell

Red Label

Repeat Offender

Revolution

Riverwind

Rockstar

Rush

Sailor Moon

Samurai Jack

Savante

Seaquel Share Delight

Shokran

Silver Raider

Sister Moonshine

Sniper

Sonic 

Sound Track 

Southbound

Step By Step

Stratocaster

Sublime

Sundreamer

Surething

Sweetest Thing

Thermatech  Time Lord Train Smash

Travellin Man

Triumph

Trouper

Truxton Ubique

Umeme II 

Waka Huia

Wasted Away Again

Whitebait

Wild Oats

Wingz

Wimoweh II

X Factor

Yosemite Sam

Zgy

Farr 727    

 

 

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