Racing under the name OneSails Racing, Ray Roberts was not impressed with their 49th overall and 10th in Division 1 in last year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart, but breakage played its part when a collision with a sunfish sheered away half of the port rudder on the Tasmanian Coast. Like many others, she also suffered sail damage, but at least her sailmaker, Bruce Anson, was aboard. In January, she finished third in Division 1 at the Festival of Sails. In July, finished ninth overall and third in Division O in the Sydney Gold Coast, then placed second overall to the TP52 Ichi Ban (former Shogun V) at Airlie Beach Race Week, and fourth in the Australian IRC Championship. The rebadged Hollywood Boulevard will rate amongst the favourites to win the Tattersall’s Cup.
Named 2006 Ocean Racer of the Year, Roberts scored some good results through the years, including taking what is now Victoire, to line and overall honours in the 2008 Sydney Gold Coast race as Quantum Racing. Under the name Evolution Racing, also finished second in Division 0 of the 2009 Hobart, the same year he won Brisbane Gladstone line honours for the second year in succession. ‘Hollywood’ left Australian then, taking the Asian racing scene by storm with various yachts, winning every regatta on the circuit. He returned home last year, purchased the Farr 55, Living Doll and optimised it. Under that name, and owned by Michael Hiatt of the ‘Living Doll’ label, it was second overall in the 2011 Hobart.
|Yacht Name||Hollywood Boulevard|
|Skipper||Ray Roberts (20)|
|Sailing Master||Bryan Northcote (3)|
|Crew||Brad Anson (16), Bruce Anson (11), C Watson (17), D McPhee, F Pietrzak (1), G Jansen (1), G Johnston (28), J Navarro Guiu (1), S McConaghy (15)|
|Designer||Farr Yacht Design|