The Yachts




This will be Rolex Sydney Hobart number six for ex-Wallabies winger, Mick Martin.Since purchasing the former Strewth in 2012, Mick Martin has notched up some worthy results. In last year’s Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, Frantic finished 24th overall, fourth in IRC Division 1 and ninth in ORCi Division 1, going on to finish sixth in IRC Division 1 in the Rolex Sydney Hobart. In last year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart she finished 21st on line, 24th on IRC and 18th on ORCi. She went on to compete in this year’s Land Rover Gold Coast Race she finished 11th on line, 14th on IRC, and seventh on ORCi. Frantic finished 13th in the CYCA’s 2013-2014 Blue Water Pointscore Series after retiring from the Cabbage Tree Island Race and missing the Port Hacking Bird Island Race. The yacht also competed in the Australian IRC Championship, but was outgunned by the newer boats in the fleet.

The Lake Macquarie yachtsman and ex-Wallaby scored his first major offshore success last year when he won the Gosford-Lord Howe Island race overall. He finished fourth overall in this year’s race. Martin finished eighth in IRC racing at Airlie Beach Race Week last August and fifth in the TP52 Southern Cross Cup Series. Prior to buying the TP52, Martin owned the Sayer 40, LMR Solar/Frantic, before getting hit with the serious sailing bug.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Frantic
Sail Number GBR5211L
Owner Michael Martin
Skipper Michael Martin (6)
Crew A Jenkin (4), B Leask (5), B Davies (4), D Hull (4), J Roberts (6), M Dean (4), M Hewitt-Park (7), M Jensen (2), R Campbell (3), R Carlile (11), S Hunter (3), J Henry
State NSW
Type TP52 Donovan
Designer James Donovan
Builder ML Boat Works
Construction Carbon Fibre
LOA 15.85
Beam 4.2
Draft 3.3