The Yachts

Shepherd Centre

Shepherd Centre


Dr Hugh Torode has continued his support for the Shepherd Centre once again by renaming his boat from Pelagic Magic to Shepherd Centre for this race.  Last year the yacht finished  fourth in IRC Division 4 and third in ORCi division 3 and the crew are hoping to improve on that result. 

The crew is excited and proud to be representing the Shepherd Centre which assists 200 deaf children aged 0-5 years old, every year.  It costs $15,000 per year per child of which 75% has to be generated through fundraising.  They are aiming to attract at least 10 corporate/personal sponsorships of $2,000 each.  All payments are 100% tax deductible and go to the Shepherd Centre. To support the boat log on to


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Shepherd Centre
Sail Number 11407
Owner Hugh Torode
Skipper Hugh Torode (3)
Crew G Healy (6), B Wright (16), J Whitfield (16), N Harrington (1), B Salisbury (2), S Robertson (2), S Duff (4), F Johnston
State NSW
Type Beneteau 40.7
Designer Farr
Builder Beneteau Yachts
Construction Fibreglass
LOA 11.92
Beam 3.77
Draft 2.4