The Yachts

Quikpoint Azzurro

Quikpoint Azzurro

 

Previously raced as Shenandoah II in the 80s and 90s, under owner Victorian Ron White, she had some success including a divisional win in the1994 Sydney Hobart race. Veteran sailor, Shane Kearns came across her in Queensland in early 2014, unearthing a jewel in an idle and sadly unloved state. To say she had seen better days was an understatement, but unable to dismiss the classic and evocative Olin Stephens lines, Kearns, obsessed, pursued the opportunity and kicked off a major resurrection project, restoring pride and respect to this feisty little S&S 34. Kearns thanks the many expert contributors, the months of planning, restoration and replacement of almost every component, has seen this boat awaken from dilapidated and unseaworthy to stylish and fearless, and ready to taunt all challengers at the start line of the 70th Rolex Sydney Hobart

 

Competitor Details

Yacht Name Quikpoint Azzurro
Sail Number 3430
Owner Shane Kearns
Skipper Shane Kearns (10)
Sailing Master Jim Nixon (20)
Crew F Nelson (19), A Seja (13), D McRae (13), A Herington (2)
State NSW
Club CYCA
Type S & S 34
Designer Sparkman Stephens
Builder Swarbrick Bros
Construction GRP
LOA 10.1
Beam 3.1
Draft 1.9