The Yachts

Yeah Baby

Category Placing
IRC 36
IRC - Div 2 5
Line Honours 14
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Twin brothers Louis and Marc Ryckmans will sail with a mix of their own crew and  Russians, including skipper, Pavel Kuznetsov, and 2014 SB20 world champion Evgeny Neugodnikov who will race with crew from his Melges 32 team which finished 17th overall at the 2015 Worlds in Italy, following a number of other Melges events. The Ryckmans brothers bought Audi Sunshine Coast and renamed it PMA Yeah Baby. Previous owner, Rod Jones, won IRC Division 1 in the 2013 Sydney Gold Coast race with this boat, retired from the 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart with rig damage shortly after the start. The Ryckmans consequently raced her to 34th overall and fourth in Division 1 in the 2014 Hobart and 30th overall and second in Division 1 in the 2015 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race.

Competitor Details

Name Yeah Baby
Sail Number A5
Owner Marc & Louis Ryckmans
Skipper Pavel Kuznetsov
Crew A Stupka, B Dyakonov, E Neugodnikov, E Sharovarin, Y Alekseev, V Ermolenko, M Ryckmans, J Turner, E Koniukhovskii, C Geeves, L Antonini, O Anderson, E Sharovarin, N Hodgson, L Ryckmans
State NSW
Type Welbourn 50
Designer Hugh Welbourn
Builder Boatspeed
Construction Composite
LOA 15.2
Beam 4.6
Draft 3.0