The Yachts

Merlin

Merlin

 

Well known Zeus II skipper Jim Dunstan will navigate this cruiser racer south for its first Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race for Olympic gold medallist David Forbes and Richard Brooks.  Apart from this year’s Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, Merlin hasn’t done much offshore racing but the crew is well experienced.
 

Competitor Details

Yacht Name Merlin
Sail Number 93
Owner D Forbes & R Brooks
Crew D Forbes (9), T Bold (15), C thornton (8), R Dickson (4), A Dickson, R Brooks (3), G Nelson, J Dunstan (25), C Dwyer, E Saalfield (6), D Macleod, G Olivo
State NSW
Club Royal Sydney Yacht Squadren
Type Kaiko 51
Designer Phil Kaiko
Builder McConaghy
Construction Kevlar/Carbon
LOA 15.6
Beam 4.0
Draft 3.1