The Yachts

Scarlet Runner

Scarlet Runner


This is the eighth Scarlet Runner for the Date family and was launched in 2009. The name originates to a boat purchase 44 years ago where the yacht was in the paddock covered by a Scarlet Runner climbing bean plant. She has just completed a circumnavigation of the globe, whilst competing in a variety of high profile international yacht racing events. They finished the Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro Yacht Race with a second place and first place in the Guadeloupe to Antigua Race. They followed on the place second in the Around Antigua Race and first in the Pacific Cup which is staged from San Francisco to Hawaii.

Scarlet Runner’s best result in a Rolex Sydney Hobart is eighth. She has been very successful winning three Adelaide to Port Lincoln races and three Melbourne to King Island races.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Scarlet Runner
Sail Number SM11
Owner Robert Date
Skipper Robert Date (4)
Sailing Master Brett Averay (6)
Navigator Jess Sweeney (4)
Crew B Acaster (3), C Hawes, D Clarke (3), D Van Teylingen (2), D Knightsbridge, R Leaper, J Marshall (2), T Smith (3), B Solly, M Ajanko,
State VIC
Club SYC
Type Reichel Pugh 52
Designer Reichel Pugh
Builder Composite Constructions
Construction Carbon
LOA 15.99m
Beam 4.51m
Draft 3.60m