The Yachts




Balance is the fourth yacht of that name skippered and owned by money media commentator Paul Clitheroe.  Clitheroe began campaigning this Beneteau 45 in 2009 and has come away with some great results: winning overall honours in IRC Passage at the 2009 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week with four seconds and a first;  second in the Rolex Trophy; first in IRC Division 2 at the Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta 2010 and second in the CYCA’s 2009/2010 Ocean Pointscore Series.

Last year, Balance won the Hempel Paints 37th Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race and won the Gascoigne Cup in November.  Earlier this year, Balance placed second in production division of the Audi Docklands Invitational, won the Milsons Cup in February; and won division two of the NSW IRC Championships, conducted as part of the Sail Port Stephens regatta in April this year.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Balance
Sail Number 7771
Owner Paul Clitheroe (4)
Crew A Cribb (6), A Hawkins (1), A York (3), B McRae (3), D Keddie (2), D Taylor, J Neuhaus (5), M Balsom (3), M Craig, N Gillies (1), N Scott-Perry (3)
State NSW
Type Beneteau 45
Designer Philippe Briand
Builder Beneteau
Construction Fibreglass
LOA 13.68
Beam 4.20
Draft 2.70