The Yachts

After Midnight

After Midnight


Mark and Greg Tobin finished the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart a brilliant fourth overall, second in Division 3 and won ORCi Division 2. They were not as happy as they could be, because a 68 knot squall flattened the boat and drove it backwards down the Derwent when in contention to win the race overall. Moving on, they finished 13th overall and 3rd in Division 2 of the 2015 Sydney Gold Coast Race and 2nd overall in IRC and ORCi in the Brisbane Keppel race. Next was 6th place in Division 2 at Australian IRC Championship.

This well-used boat was originally one of Ed Psaltis and Bob Thomas’ AFR Midnight Ramblers which the duo modified for the 2004 Hobart. They went on to win the 2006/2007 Blue Water Point Score, the 2009 Gold Coast Race and the Short Ocean Point Score with her. The yacht was sold to John Newbold, who renamed it Primitive Cool and contested the 2012 Hobart before selling it to the Tobins in March 2014. This boat bears watching.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name After Midnight
Sail Number 8778
Owner Mark & Greg Tobin
Skipper Mark Tobin (6) & Greg Tobin (5)
Crew C Preen (2), H Ray (4), J Rae (1), M Parrott (1), D Richardson (1), D Stewart, S Simpson, H Say
State NSW
Type Farr 40 Mod
Designer Bruce Farr
Builder DK Yachts
Construction GRP
LOA 12.4
Beam 4.0
Draft 2.5