The Yachts

Grundig AAPT

Grundig AAPT

 

Grundig almost caught the much bigger line honours winner, Alfa Romeo, in last year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart; this year, Sean is hoping that some minor tweaking and the lighter crew weight (eight crew) will make the difference between a second and a first.  Former 18-foot skiff and 49er world champion and Volvo Ocean Race crewman Chris Nicholson will once again join the regular crew.

 

Competitor Details

Yacht Name Grundig AAPT
Sail Number A99
Owner Sean Langman
Navigator Joseph de Kock
Crew S Langman (11), D Sudarno (11), J De Kock (4), C Nicholson (2), J Crawford (6), B Perry (5), A Barnes (9), A Hay
State NSW
Club Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club
Type Open 66
Designer Dovell/Langman
Builder Jarken / Noakes
Construction Fibreglass/HVY Core
LOA 20
Beam 5.5
Draft 4