The Yachts




Alien, only a rare visitor to Sydney, finished second in PHS Division B, in the 1999 Sydney Hobart before competing in the Vanuatu Series in 2006 finishing third in the Melbourne Vanuatu leg and winning Vanuatu Mackay. Purchased by Justin Brenan in 2008, Alien has been an active competitor in the ORCV southern races. She won the Melbourne Hobart East Coast race in 2008 before turning her attention to the “West Coaster”.

With the support of Nautilus Marine Insurance, Alien has secured podium positions in the Melbourne Hobart West Coast Race for four of the past five years (retiring in 2012 with a torn mainsail). Her campaigning included the Heemskirk Trophy where she was overall winner in both 2009 and 2011. Alien is by today’s standards, a relatively heavy cruiser. She was originally designed for IMS racing but constructed in Hobart with an eye to “southern conditions”.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Alien
Sail Number R880
Owner Justin Brenan
Skipper Justin Brenan
Sailing Master Calum Brenan (1)
Navigator Alex Campbell
Crew A Vincent, J Baker, M Drobitko, M Noy, A King
State VIC
Type Lidgard 36
LOA 10.9
Beam 3.5
Draft 2.5