The Yachts




This will be Ariel’s third consecutive Rolex Sydney Hobart race. She won her division in the 2014 Land Rover Winter Series and placed second overall in both IRC Division 3 and ORCi Division 2 in the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Race. Ron Forster and crew are preparing for this year’s race by competing in the BWPS again.

In the 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart she finished seventh in IRC Division 3 and eighth overall IRC Division 3 in the 2013 race. Forster first sailed a Rolex Sydney Hobart 33 years ago.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Ariel
Sail Number A140
Owner Ron Forster & Phil Damp
Skipper Ron Forster (2)
Crew P Damp (2), J Nalyor (3), I Short (10), M Short (2), G Cooper (8), H Foster, A Guy, J Craddock, J Broom
State NSW
Type Beneteau First 40
Designer Bruce Farr
Builder Benteau
Construction GRP
LOA 12.6
Beam 3.9
Draft 2.5