Alan Saunders purchased Ninety Seven in September 2006 and brought her back from Fremantle to Melbourne’s Royal Brighton Yacht Club. Ninety Seven took line honours in the 1993 Sydney Hobart, the smallest boat in 45 years to achieve this result. Ninety Seven has achieved some good Rolex Sydney Hobart results including 1st overall (IMS) in 1994, 4th overall (IMS) in 2000 and 2nd overall (IMS) in 2001. Since 2006, after being optimised for IRC, Ninety Seven has competed in every ocean race out of Melbourne taking line honours in the Melbourne to Port Fairy race just outside race record time. Ninety Seven last competed in the in 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart finishing with a 49th on line and 14th IRC Division 2. Her most recent successes have been line
honours and 1st in IRC, AMS and PHS 2012 ORCV.
|Yacht Name||Ninety Seven|
|Skipper||Alan Saunders (2)|
|Sailing Master||Noel May|
|Crew||R Brown (3), D Prosser, D White, K Rowe, I Bray (1), A McGuigan, B Gaiotto, L Maclean (1)|
|Designer||Farr Yacht Design|