The Yachts

Bear Necessity

Bear Necessity

 

This yacht has not been seen on the offshore racing circuit for a few seasons and returned to the scene in July under new owner John Blair where she competed in the Land Rover Gold Coast Yacht Race finishing seventh in IRC Division 4. Earlier this year, Bear Necessity finished fourth in division of Balmain Sailing Club’s Annual Island Race. Her best result in the Rolex Sydney Hobart was a 13th in division in 2009 with former owners Andrew and Pauline Dally, who launched the yacht in 2007 just prior to the Rolex Sydney Hobart. They finished 23rd in division that year.

 

Competitor Details

Yacht Name Bear Necessity
Sail Number MH115
Owner John Blair
Navigator David Stenhouse (3)
Crew A Abrosimova, A Bailey (3), C Hodgson, D Murray, E Van der Klugt, L Bavin, S Oliver
State NSW
Club MHYC
Type C & C 115
Designer Tim Jackett
Builder Novis Marine
Construction GRP
LOA 11.5
Beam 3.6
Draft 2.0