The Yachts




Last year, this beautifully crafted Swan 65 finished 41st overall, seventh in Division 3, third in ORCi Division 3 and second in Corinthian. Steve Capell also sailed her in the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart under the name of Ugg Australia and finished 31st overall. She finished a good fifth overall and won Division 2 in the Ponant Sydney Noumea Race. Eve is a classic S&S Swan 65; the 35th of 40 yachts built by Nautor in the1970s and early 1980's. Originally launched in 1981 as UK registered ‘Cheetah of Hamble’, and then as Italian registered ‘Kenta’ from 2000, she was imported to Australia and has taken up residence in Sydney for the past four years. Eve will be taking on the world again as she’s starting a circumnavigation for the next five years. 

This year, Eve is also supporting a crowdfunding project to support research on Alzheimer’s disease. To find out more, please go to


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Eve
Sail Number 8565
Owner Steve Capell
Skipper Steve Capell (2)
Navigator Wayne Reed (5)
Crew P Stricker, H Sexton (1), M Herman, B Norman, J Charles, L Schwartz, R Schwartz, B Roulant, S Bartle (1), M Dinte, D Schwartz, D Pratt (4), F Welch
State NSW
Type Swan 65
Designer Sparkman & Stephens (USA)
Builder Nautor Swan
Construction GRP
LOA 20.0
Beam 5.0
Draft 2.9