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Selma Expeditions

Selma Expeditions


Selma Expeditions is a steel ketch designed by well-known naval architect Georg Auzepy-Brenneur. She was built in the shipyard CM Merret in Brittany in 1981 and since 2006 has been registered under the Polish flag. Selma is known for her very good seaworthiness in heavy weather sailing and has completed 26 expeditions and 80,000 nautical miles of safe and accident-free sea navigation on the waters of Antarctica, South Georgia and Cape Horn.

In order to get to the start line of the 70th edition of Australia’s blue water classic Selma has sailed from Ushuaia via Cape Horn, Robinson Crusoe Island, Easter Island, Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji and Vanuatu. This year she is being refitted and the team will be training throughout December in the build up to the start.

The combined crew experience includes a variety of expertise drawn from their participation in the Olympic Games, The Race (Round the World Maxi Catamaran Race), Mini-Transat, Fastnet Race, Around Britain and Ireland, the Middle Sea Race as well as a previous edition of the Sydney Hobart Race and several ocean crossings. Selma Expeditions is the first Polish yacht, with Polish crew in the history of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Selma Expeditions
Sail Number POL8855
Owner Krzysztof Jasica
Skipper Piotr Kuzniar
Sailing Master Artur Skrzyszowski
Navigator Jarek Kaczorowski
Crew K.Jasica, D.Zycki,T.Wesolowski, A.Knapik, M.Slusarek, P.Obidzinski, A.Mioduszewski, A.Laskowski, T.Brymora, B.Gnatowski, E.Laskowski, P.Kosminski, J.Matuszak, Z.Jankowski, T.Lopata, W.Pankanin
State Poland
Club SE
Type G.Azueppe-Brenner
Designer G.Azueppe-Brenner
Builder CM Merret
Construction Steel
LOA 20.3
Beam 5.0
Draft 2.7