David Forbes, the owner, is 80-years old and has a pedigree yacht racing history having competed in three Admirals Cup’s, an America’s Cup and two Kenwood Cup’s. Merlin has not been seen of recent on the start line for a Rolex Sydney Hobart although she has competed in three. Her best result was 2nd IRC Division A in 2003. Merlin is competing in CYCA 2014 Blue Water Pointscore where she is currently placing ninth overall up to race 4. She finished the recent Cabbage Tree Island Race with a 13th in IRC and 12th in ORCi. She had a terrific 2013/2014 result with a 2nd IRC overall in the CYCA’s Ocean Pointscore and 1st overall in PHS. She has notched up a few notable results in her history of ocean racing – first IRC 2003 Gosford to Lord Howe race, 3rd in the 2012 Coffs Harbour Race, 2nd 2013 Coffs Harbour Race.
|Owner||David Forbes/Richard Brooks|
|Skipper||Joe Earl (2)|
|Navigator||Richard Brooks (5)|
|Crew||A Cameron (2), A Briscoe, A Heenan (3), C Thornton (8), J Meggison (2), K Hegarty, M Brixel, M Heenan (15), J Earl|
|Club||Royal Sydney Yacht Squadren|