Pretty Fly III
Pretty Fly III made a return to ocean racing in last year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart, finishing 14th on line, 10th overall and second in division behind the race winner, Victoire, also a Cookson 50 and finished fifth overall in the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast race in July. Beforehand, Colin and Gladys Wood took a break from ocean racing and spent 12 months cruising, but in June last year, Pretty Fly III broke the race record for the Coral Coast Race, re-igniting the couple’s passion for ocean racing. This canting keel Cookson 50 is the third Pretty Fly for the Woods’ who purchased this yacht in 2009. They last competed in the Sydney Gold Coast Yacht race in 2011, finishing eighth overall and fourth in division. They also finished third in the CYCA’s 2010/2011 Cape Byron Series (the ORCi category of the Bluewater Pointscore Series).
|Yacht Name||Pretty Fly III|
|Skipper||Colin Woods (5)|
|Crew||G Norman, B Gladwell (1), D Taylor (3), G Clare (6), G Marshall (4), J Harper (3), J Leppard (3), C Hornell, M Bellingham, S Mc Cathy, E Haagh|