The Yachts

Adventure of Hornet

Category Placing
IRC 55
IRC - Div 2 19
Line Honours 73
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Rebecca Walford will skipper Adventure of Hornet, which is constructed of steel and built by Devonport Yachts Ltd in England, In the 2009 race, she skippered Discoverer of Hornet to 50th overall in the Hobart. Adventure was one of the identical 72ft yachts originally built in 2000 for amateur crews to race around the world in the Global Challenge. Representing the Navy, Richard Tarr skippered her to 66th overall and 14th in Division 3 in the 2009 Hobart. The boat was procured by the UK Ministry of Defence for the Joint Services Adventurous Sail Training Centre (JSASTC) in Gosport, Hampshire for a Sail Training Vessel this year. Their aim is to develop the qualities of HM Forces through a sail training environment. The boat will sail from the UK to Australia as part of a circumnavigation - ‘Exercise Transglobe’ and will be crewed in our 628 nautical mile race solely by members of UK Armed Forces.

 

Competitor Details

Name Adventure of Hornet
Sail Number GBR3900L
Owner JSASTC
Skipper Stephen Walton
Crew A Gubby, A Watson, A Fulton, A Mullins, C Pearce, D Watkins, F Spencer, F Gmitrowicz, H Atkinson, H Undrell, I Gill, J Eaton, M Hollis, S Jobling, S Treharne, T Banfield
State UK
Club JSASTC
Type Challenge
Designer Challenge
Builder Devenport Yachts Ltd
Construction Steel
LOA 21.9
Beam 5.26
Draft 3.2