The Yachts

Passion 4 C

Passion 4 C


In 2009 Stefan Lehnert from Germany acquired the boat from Newport RI’s Bob Morton and has been campaigning her in the waters of New England /USA (Bermuda Race, Annapolis Newport Race, Marblehead-Halifax race) and in the Caribbean races of St. Maarten, Antigua and Virgin Gorda. Passion 4 C has won her class in the 2012 Halifax Race, first overall in the Yachting World Antigua Round the Island race 2011, first in class in 2012 Antigua Race Week and she had also several wins in the Heineken Cup/St Maarten races. After this year’s Caribbean 600 race the boat started the journey to Sydney on her own keel leaving Antigua in March 2014 to arrive in Sydney with enough preparation time for this 70th Anniversary race. This crew is a true tapestry of talent and has accumulated vast experience over the years in ocean races.

Stefan Lehnert has been part of the winning German Admiral’s Cup teams of 1973 (Saudade, deck captain and foredeck, 1983, Outsider as skipper and 1985 as navigator again on board Outsider). As a student working in Lucas Heights near Sydney as a nuclear engineer he competed in the 1975 Sydney- Hobart race. Bob Morton, Scientist out of Newport/RI and former owner of Passion 4 C, then called Brigadoon is navigator. Bob is renowned as one of the most experienced sailors from New England. Bill Hartnett has been a watch captain on Passion 4 C for many years and has campaigned one tonners in their prime time. Passion 4 C’s crew is of international fame from Germany, England and the USA and includes a father/son team of Stefan Lehnert/Skipper and son Philipp on the foredeck.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Passion 4 C
Sail Number GER6262
Owner Stefan Lehnert
Skipper Stefan Lehnert (1)
Sailing Master Bill Hartnett
Navigator Bob Morton
Crew B Morris, M Reid, A Jafari, P Lehnert, V Marchetto, T Muller (1), A Snyder
State Germany
Type Turner 56
Designer Bill Tripp