The Yachts




Celestial is a well campaigned Rogers IRC 46 owned by Sam Haynes. Recently, Celestial finished second overall and first in PHS in this year’s CYCA Bird Island Yacht Race and has performed solidly throughout the 2011/2012 Blue Water Pointscore.  Late last year, Celestial took the PHS Divisional win in the Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship.  The crew also performed well in this year’s Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race finishing 14th over the line and fifth in IRC Division 1.

Previously owned by Rob Hanna and raced as Shogun, she achieved a divisional win and placed second overall on IRC in the Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race 2007, and finished 16th across the line in the Rolex Sydney Hobart that same year. In 2008, she also achieved a line honours win in the Melbourne Hobart race.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Celestial
Sail Number G421
Owner Sam Haynes
Skipper Sam Haynes (1)
Crew B Decoster (9), B Gardiner (1), C Reader, C Janes (7), D Cataldi (2), D Palazzi, D Mcphee (2), J Bennett (9), K Clarkson (4), M Nolan, S Clarkson (1)
State NSW
Type Rogers 46
Designer Rogers
Builder CMI
Construction Carbon
LOA 14.0
Beam 4.01
Draft 3.0