Phil Molony and his Papillon crew came into their own in 2013 with some of their best work since they started ocean racing the yacht in 2010. Taking part in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 2013-2014 Blue Water Pointscore Series, Crew Molony finished second overall in the opener, the Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race in July 2013, no mean feat in some very tricky weather, they backed up with a third overall in the Bird Island Race and fourth IRC Division 3 of the Rolex Sydney Hobart. Disaster struck on returning home after the Hobart race earlier this year, when the yacht sustained rudder damage, meaning Papillon spent the early part of the year having her rudder repaired. She competed in the Land Rover Winter Series to warm up for her first major offshore event since the incident. In the Land Rover Gold Coast Race she finished 45th on line, 10th in Division 3.
|Skipper||Phil Molony (24)|
|Sailing Master||Rob Makin (4)|
|Crew||I Fenna (1), J Mitchell, J Plant (2), L Molony (4), M Tilden (5), M Sheehy (2), O Coyne, R Ormandlaki|
|Designer||Joubert - Nivelt|