The Yachts

After Midnight

After Midnight


Owners Mark and Greg Tobin purchased the Farr 40 MOD in March this year. The brothers acquired the yacht from Melbournian John Newbold who had owned her for two years. (Newbold now owns and races Primitive Cool). Racing its first ocean race in the hands of its new owners at the Land Rover Gold Coast Race, After Midnight finished with a sixth overall in IRC Division 2. This boat holds a strong pedigree as a solid performer.

As Primitive Cool, the boat had moderate success, competing across the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria’s winter series, RMYS’s JH McDonald Series, and winning Cruising Division B at Geelong Week in January of this year. Before Newbold, owners Ed Psaltis and Bob Thomas won the 2006/2007 CYCA’s Blue Water Pointscore Series and Short Ocean Point Score with the boat they named AFR Midnight Rambler. The duo also won the Gold Coast race overall in 2009 and were divisional winners three times.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name After Midnight
Sail Number 8778
Owner Mark & Greg Tobin
Skipper Mark Tobin (5)
Navigator Greg Tobin (4)
Crew C Preen (1), D Richardson, J Rae, M Bakewell, M Linhart, A Ravell (1), J Restall (1), M Johnston
State NSW
Type Farr 40 Mod
Designer Bruce Farr
Builder DK Yachts
Construction GRP
LOA 12.4
Beam 4.0
Draft 2.5