The Yachts

Love & War

Love & War

 

Love & War is the 41-year-old classic Oregon and Maple wooden boat that has won the Hobart three times; 1974, 1978, 2006 and won the 20 Year Veteran Division of the 50th anniversary race in 1994. She was the second of five yachts owned and raced to Hobart by Peter Kurts, but Love & War held a special place in his heart and she has now passed to his son, Simon, who allowed Peter’s long time navigator to take the boat in the Hobart Race in 2006 – the rest is history. As in 2009 when they finished 24th overall “when we got becalmed in light air in Bass Strait”. She last went to Hobart in 2012 where she finished 15th overall and second in IRC Division 4. Simon Kurts will again skipper the yacht, with May aboard as navigator to sail his 41st Hobart race and Simon’s 23 year-old son Phillip. Heavy breeze on the nose is the preferred option for this boat.

 

Competitor Details

Yacht Name Love & War
Sail Number 294
Owner Simon Kurts
Skipper Simon Kurts (16)
Navigator Lindsay May (41)
Crew E Adriaanse (23), P Kurts (2), S McCullum (21), H Baker, J McCullum, J Henderson (10), P Sheldrich (1), A Hearder
State NSW
Club CYCA
Type S&S 47
Designer Sparkman & Stephens
Builder C Quilkey
Construction Cold moulded timber
LOA 14.21
Beam 4.09
Draft 2.31