Sailing his first Hobart aboard his famous grandfather’s super maxi last year, Syd Fischer’s grandson, Brenton Fischer, will skipper Syd’s TP52 in the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart, while his grandfather will line up with the super maxi. Syd sailed this TP52 to some great Hobart results: 2nd overall in 2007, fourth in 2008, and third in 2011. The only blips were 20th in 2009 and 24th in 2010. In the inaugural Audi Sydney Offshore Newcastle Yacht Race 2008, the boat won line and overall and won the 2007/2008 Blue Water Pointscore, after placing third in 2009-2010 and third in 2010/2011, when it won the Cape Byron Series (ORCi trophy for the BWPS). Brenton Fischer started his sailing career in small boats at an early age, and skippered this yacht to line honours and the triple of IRC, ORCi and PHS wins in the 2014 Pittwater to Coffs race, which Syd had also sailed the yacht to the previous year. Will be crewed by some old Ragamuffin warriors, including Larry Jamieson.
|Yacht Name||Ragamuffin 52|
|Sail Number||AUS 70|
|Crew||O DeCamps, D Woodhead, L Chapman (3), C Wade-Lehman, R Woodman, B Piggott, J Bush, C Wild, B Charrez, P Lang, S O'Rourke, J De Cock, B Harris, A Bes|