The Yachts

ADA Celestial

ADA Celestial


Sam Haynes’ ADA (Assistance Dogs Australia) Celestial’s most recent victory was overall in the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Race 2014, followed up by a divisional win on IRC and ORCI in the Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel race 2014. In last year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart, Celestial finished third overall on IRC, second overall on ORCI and 15th on line.

Previously Celestial has won the 2013 NSW IRC State Championships, at Sail Port Stephens and finished fourth in the 2013 Nationals at Victoria Festival of Sails. She has won ORCi and finished second overall in IRC in the 2012 CYCA Bluewater Series including second in IRC Division of the 2013 Sydney Gold Coast Race, finishing with a third on IRC in the Flinders Islet before going on to place first on IRC, ORCi and PHS in the Bird Island Race ensuring for the third year running that she has had her name engraved on the George Barton trophy for the Bird Island race. Celestial has largely held the same crew for the four years under Haynes’ ownership and is supporting and raising funds for Assistance Dogs Australia.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name ADA Celestial
Sail Number 421
Owner Sam Haynes
Skipper Sam Haynes (4)
Navigator David Van Der Wende (4)
Crew B Decoster (12), C Janes (10), D Palazzi (4), D Mcphee (5), G Bauchop (18), J Cook, K Clarkson (7), M Feilberg (9), S Clarkson (5), R Wilmot (7)
State NSW
Type Rogers 46
Designer Rogers
Builder CMI
Construction Carbon
LOA 14.0
Beam 4.01
Draft 3.0