The Yachts




Sam Haynes finished 29th overall and third in Division 1 in his first Hobart with this latest Celestial and finished third at the 2016 NSW IRC Championship, then 19th overall in the 2016 Sydney Gold Coast race. With his previous Celestial, a Rogers 46, Haynes was second in the 2012 Blue Water Pointscore and took the trifecta of IRC, ORCi and PHS crowns in 2014 BWPS - one of the closest on record, starting that campaign by winning the 2014 Sydney Gold Coast race, clinching victory with 11th overall and second in Division 2 of the 2014 Hobart, following on from third overall in the 2013 race, and second in ORCi. There were other wins and podium places between.

Last year the Sydney vet and new CYCA director bought this TP52, the former Wot Now/Shogun IV/Fomo. As Wot Now she was third overall in the 2008 Hobart, as Shogun IV was third in 2010, then 15th in 2011 and ninth in 2012.  Haynes’ first hit out with the new Celestial was the 2015 Gold Coast race, where he finished 23rd overall, and then seventh in IRC 1 at Hamilton Island. Will enjoy the battle with the other TP52’s in the fleet. Haynes’ 18 year-old son, will joins the crew for his first Hobart.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Celestial
Sail Number 6952
Owner Sam Haynes
Skipper Sam Haynes
Sailing Master Sean Kirkjian
Navigator Duncan Rutherford
Crew A Minter, C Cecil, C Janes, C Branson, G Bauchop, K Groves, O Gill, S Francis, T Grafton, W Haynes, W Howard
State NSW
Type TP 52
Designer Judel Vrolijk
Builder Hakes Marine
Construction Carbon
LOA 15.85
Beam 4.4
Draft 3.2