The Yachts

Illusion

Illusion

 

Recently purchased by Jonathan Stone, this 34-footer from Melbourne took out overall first place under the IOR handicap system in the rugged 1988 Sydney Hobart, then Victoria’s second only overall win in the ocean racing classic.  Returning last year to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race after a 22 year break, Illusion was the third last boat to cross the finish line and finished fifth in her division.  

 

Competitor Details

Yacht Name Illusion
Sail Number 5356
Owner Jonathan Stone
Skipper Christopher Bowling (17)
Crew N Gosse (1), W Pankanin (1), D Stenhouse (1), M Tilden (2), S Lipman (1), G Nossiter, W Smith
State NSW
Club DBSC
Type Davidson 34
LOA 10.4
Beam 3.5
Draft 2.5