The Yachts

Pretty Fly III

Pretty Fly III


Pretty Fly III is a canting keel Cookson 50 that was purchased by Colin and Gladys Woods in 2009 replacing their well campaigned Beneteau 47.7.  This boat is a step up in performance for this experienced crew and they have had some success with the boat in a relatively short period of time.

In last year’s Audi Sydney Offshore Newcastle Yacht Race Pretty Fly III finished 6th across the line, fifth in IRC Division 0/1 and first in ORCi division and followed this up with a second in ORCi division of the Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race in July. Pretty Fly III finished second in IRC Division 0 and ORCi division and fourth overall in the 2010 Rolex Sydney Hobart and placed third in the CYCA’s Cape Byron Series (the ORCi division of the Bluewater Pointscore).


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Pretty Fly III
Sail Number 10007
Owner Colin Woods
Skipper Colin Woods (5)
Navigator Stuart Holdsworth (1)
Crew A Barnes (18), A Green (2), A Coates (3), A Deeks (5), G Marshall (5), J Corrie (2), J Eggington (1), J Bush (3), M Ashley-Jones (9), S Jackson (1), S Grellis (22)
State NSW
Type Cookson 50
Designer Bruce Farr
Builder Cookson
LOA 15.24
Beam 4.30
Draft 3.30