Sam Haynes has purchased this TP52 Celestial, which was Audi All4One/Beecom/Temptation III, was raced on the MedCup circuit before Victorian Chris Dare bought her in NZ and retitled her ‘Ambition’, before she replaced Sam Haynes’ 2007 built TP52, Celestial. This 2011 model will do her first Sydney Hobart, with Haynes looking to replicate the incredible success enjoyed with his previous Celestials. Last year, Haynes sailed his former Celestial, to 17th overall in the Hobart (second best placed TP52 to Ichi Ban), to finish the Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore (BWPS) second to Ichi Ban. In 2017, the Sydney vet placed ninth overall in the Hobart to be runner-up in the BWPS. In 2016, he was 16th for a divisional third, and in 2015 placed 29th overall with a divisional third (her first Hobart with Haynes).
With his Rogers 46, Haynes was second in the 2012 BWPS and won all three (IRC/ORCi/PHS) crowns in the 2014 BWPS - one of the closest on record - including winning the 2014 Sydney Gold Coast race and finishing 11th overall and second in Division 2 in the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart, following on from third overall in the 2013 race. Haynes and crew have every chance of winning the big one this year.
|Skipper||Sam Haynes (9)|
|Crew||D Palazzi (6), S Czlek (7), T Grafton (20), W Howard (15), R Howard (12), C Cecil (8), R Bott (9), W Keyes (1), K Groves (6), M Lawrence (9), D Rutherford (8), C Janes (17), S Haynes (9), C Miles (5), L Hornsby (2)|