The Yachts

Discoverer of Hornet

Category Placing
IRC 56
IRC - Div 2 20
Line Honours 67
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To be skippered by Phil Caswell, Discoverer of Hornet was the best placed of the three JSASTC yachts entered in the 2009 Hobart, then skippered by Rebecca Walford. Part of the British invasion to our shores for the race, Discover of Hornet is one of two yachts entered by JSASTC. It is one of the identical 72ft yachts originally built for The Challenge Business in 2000 for amateur crews to race around the world in the Global Challenge. The yacht was procured by the UK Ministry of Defence for the Joint Services Adventurous Sail Training Centre (JSASTC) in Gosport, Hampshire this year as a Sail Training Vessel. The aim is to develop the personal qualities of HM Forces through a sail training environment. The boat will sail from the UK to Australia as part of a circumnavigation as ‘Exercise Transglobe’ and will be crewed solely by members of UK Armed Forces.


Competitor Details

Name Discoverer of Hornet
Sail Number GBR3901L
Skipper Phil Caswell
Crew B Wheeler, R Beszant, D Hoey, E Bacon, G Heelas-Jorgens, H Foster, J Sloan, J Kilburn, M Barnes, M Orr, P Caswell, R Donall, S Mayes, S Hudson, S Gibbs, T Kingsbury, W Naylor
State UK
Type Challenge
Designer Devonport Yachts
Builder Devonport Yachts
Construction Steel
LOA 21.9
Beam 5.26
Draft 3.00