PMA Yeah Baby
Marc and Louis Ryckmans latest Yeah Baby is a Welbourn 50, and was the winner of IRC Division 1 in the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race. The yacht, formerly known as Heaven Can Wait, was acquired from Rod Jones, earlier this year and will race her under the moniker of Yeah Baby, as per the twins’ previous yachts. The former Audi Sunshine Coast was revamped using a 2000 designed Welbourn 50, combining it with the keel, rudder and deck from Warren Johns’ 1989 IOR 50 footer, Heaven Can Wait and optimising and tweaking it. In last year’s protracted Gosford Lord Howe Island Yacht Race, the yacht finished third overall and won PHS. She won Division 1 of last year’s Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race after featuring at the top of the overall rankings early on, but her luck ran out in the Hobart race, when she retired shortly after the start with rig damage. The Ryckmans’ won the Sydney 38 One design division of the Sydney Gold Coast Yacht three times – 2004, 2007 and 2009, so have a lot to live up to with their latest purchase.
|Yacht Name||PMA Yeah Baby|
|Owner||Marc & Louis Ryckmans|
|Skipper||Louis Ryckmans (6)|
|Crew||C Geeves (8), E Vieytes (4), E Walker, L Stead (3), O Gill (1), M Ryckmans (6), N Hodgson, O Anderson (6), L Antonini (4), B Ashby, J-W Jannink, R Bell, J Walker|