The Yachts

Local Hero

Category Placing
IRC - Div 4
ORCi - Div 3
Line Honours
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Local Hero finished the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart in 54th overall under the guidance of skipper Matt Bassett, deputy for Peter Mosely who no longer enjoys long ocean races. Previously, the BH36 sailed to Hobart in 2012 and was PHS fourth overall, and in 2010 placed 20th overall and third in IRC Division 4. This team is energised after finishing 11th overall and fourth in Division 3 in the 2015 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race. Local Hero has made a name for herself at Hamilton Island Race Week. She won IRC Division 3 and was named ‘Yacht of the Regatta’ in 2014, and this year, gun Canberra sailor, Matt Owen, skippered her to a Division 4 win of the IRC Australian Championship.


Competitor Details

Name Local Hero
Sail Number 1236
Owner Peter Mosely
Skipper Matthew Bassett
Crew M Miller, A Sims, C Matthews, S Williams, J Oliver, M Muth, S Butler
State NSW
Club Manly Yacht Club
Type BH 36
Designer Murray Burns Dovell
Builder Bashford Boat Builders
Construction GRP Composite
LOA 10.97
Beam 3.39
Draft 2.2