The Yachts

Chance of Shenval

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This Melbourne yacht was designed as a cruiser/racer but so far has done more cruising than racing, including a Pacific cruise to Tahiti and return.  She started but retired from the 2004 Rolex Sydney Hobart, a decision that showed prudent seamanship.  Beneath the luxurious fit-out lie the fast lines created by Bruce Farr.  This will be owner/skipper Robert Green’s 25th Sydney Hobart, a fine record that shows two 2nd places (1973 and 1984) and a 3rd in 1966, which was then the first top three place by a Victorian yacht.


Competitor Details

Name Chance of Shenval
Sail Number SM8
Owner Robert Green
Skipper Robert Green (24)
Crew J Kellett (4),D Kellett, O T Grogan (7), M Hennessy (2), T Teutenberg, D Hunt
State VIC
Club Sandringham Yacht Club
Designer Bruce Farr
Builder Whitsunday Coast Yacht Constructions
Construction GRP
LOA 12
Beam 3.8
Draft 1.88