The Yachts

Caro

Caro

 

New to the Rolex Sydney Hobart, Caro is a racer/cruiser. Just after her launch, she competed at Cowes Week, but after starting the Rolex Fastnet Race, ran hard aground. Max Klink and crew went on to the break the ARC race record in 2013 crossing the finish line in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia at 10:10:10 UTC (06:10:10 Local time) and earned a place in the history books, smashing the ARC course record by 8 hours 7 minutes and 20 seconds. This is a high-tech machine light-weight carbon-fibre racer/cruiser, designed for speed and ocean racing. Her pedigree is matched with its elite racing crew who have previously been involved with some of the world’s top racing programs including Ian Moore, Andy Meiklejohn, Mark Bartlett, Michael Muller, Jonathon Swain and Justin Ferris whom are all Volvo Ocean Race veterans. Jens Langwasser, designer from the boat’s Kiel based builders Knierim Yacht-bau will also be on board. This line up of talent is added to with Chris Salthouse from the America’s Cup.

 

Competitor Details

Yacht Name Caro
Sail Number CAY65
Owner Max Klink
Sailing Master Justin Ferris
Navigator Ian Moore
Crew J Langwasser, A Michelejohn, C Mollener, J Swain, M Bartlett, M Muller, O Scott-Mackie
State The Cayman Islands
Club GTYC
Type Botin 65
Designer Botin
Builder Knierim
Construction Carbon
LOA 20.0
Beam 5.2
Draft 4.8