The Yachts




Filepro is best known as Cuckoos Nest when originally owned by Nigel Holman. With the designer David Lyons aboard, Holman won one of the toughest Sydney-Hobarts ­ 1993 (under IMS, Wild Rose co-won under IOR), the year she was launched. She also finished second over the line to the 47ft Ninety Seven; only 38 from 104 starters finished. She placed 20th in the 1998 race when known as Rapscallion-Team Syntegra. Other Sydney Hobart results include 61st in the 50th race in 1994, while she retired in 1997.

Tasmanian Craig King bought and renamed the boat Interim to finish 12th for a Division B win in the 1999 Sydney Hobart; placed 10th in 2000, 14th in 2003 and 12th in 2004. Her latest owner, Tim Gadsby, races Filepro locally with a syndicate from Bellerive Yacht Club. The crew for Hobart is a core group that have sailed together for over 25 years, including competing in the 48th and 50th Hobarts on the Farr 1104, Invincible, and are joined by other local yachties. The boat has recently undergone a restoration in preparation, and in an effort to present the boat in showroom condition for the 75th race.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Filepro
Sail Number A22
Owner Tim Gadsby
Skipper Tim Gladsby (2)
Navigator Matthew Denholm (2)
Crew A Grant, G Watkins (2), N Corkhill, S Speirs, S Desmarchelier (5), C Thorpe, T Behrens, D Watkins (1)
State TAS
Club BYC
Type Lyons 40
Designer David Lyons
Builder Rennie Craft
LOA 12.1
Beam 3.7
Draft 2.6