The Yachts

Black Sheep

Black Sheep


Black Sheep finished 40th overall and 16th in Division 3 in the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart, which was a bit disappointing for Martin and Derek Sheppard, who had been doing so well earlier in the year. However, they finished fifth overall to win Division 2 in the 2015 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Race and were third in in October’s Newcastle Bass Island Race.

In their first season campaigning the former Honeysuckle, the Sheppards won the CYCA’s 2014 Ocean Racing Rookies of the Year, following a successful first season in the 2013-2014 Blue Water Point Score, where they finished seventh overall and second overall in ORCi.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Black Sheep
Sail Number 33345
Owner Derek & Martin Sheppard
Skipper Derek Sheppard (7)
Crew M Sheppard (8), B Hardy, D Souter, J Middleton, K Bennet, M Ivaneza (5), P Lee, S Garrie, S Sellers, T Curry, W McKinnon, Y Heritage, T Rodwell
State NSW
Type Beneteau 45
Designer Phillippe Briand
Builder Beneteau
LOA 13.7
Beam 4.2
Draft 2.7