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Occasional Coarse Language Too

Occasional Coarse Language Too


In the first year of her launch (July 2011), Warwick Sherman’s latest yacht, a Ker designed Sydney GTS43, Occasional Coarse Language, he spent getting to know the boat and how she performs in all conditions and now has his boat up to speed. In that same year Occasional Coarse Language 2 finished second in the Grant Thornton Short Ocean Spring Pointscore and won Division A2 of the 2012 Audi Winter Series. Her first major offshore outing, the Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, Sherman was forced to retire with a steering problem. However, he finished fifth and 10th respectively in the Flinders Islet and Bird Island races. Occasional Coarse Language went on to win 1st overall in PHS Gascoigne Cup in October.

His last Hobart was 2012 where he won IRC Division 2, placed 16th overall IRC and 22nd over the line. In January 2014 he competed in the Pittwater and Coffs Harbour Race finishing third in Division 1. Sherman is undertaking his second Rolex Sydney Hobart after some 18 years of ocean races, including a dozen Gosford to Lord Howe Island races.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Occasional Coarse Language Too
Sail Number 8008
Owner Warwick Sherman
Skipper Warwick Sherman (1)
Sailing Master Richard Howard (9)
Navigator Brett Filby (9)
Crew A Paterson (14), G Van Dijk (11), M Wrigley, P Tarimo (6), P Williams (14), L Chapman, D Sutter, T May, T Woodcock (1)
State NSW
Type Sydney GTS 43
Designer Ker
Builder Sydney Yachts
Construction Fibreglass
LOA 13.10
Beam 4.20
Draft 2.77