This famous aluminium boat was originally owned by American, Jim Kilroy, who converted her from a sloop to a yawl in 1968 and brought her to Australia in 1971 for just one Sydney Hobart. The rest is history – Kialoa II took line honours in little more than three and a half days. She also took line honours in the 1966 Newport Bermuda and San Diego Acapulco races, won the 1969 Transatlantic Race from Newport to Cork, finished second on line in the 1969 Fastnet Race and took the double in the 1972 Trans-Tasman Race from Hobart to Auckland.
Forty-five years later, Paddy and Keith Broughton purchased the classic S&S designed yawl, gave her the treatment, and finished the Rolex Fastnet Race in the UK in 134th overall from over 300 entries. Then they sailed Kialoa II to Australia and placed 56th overall in the 2017 Sydney Hobart. The real focus though, was on beating Kialoa II’s 1971 finish time – and they did, shaving seven hours off it. Last year they finished 38th overall, and nearly an hour faster than in 2017. She finished second in Division 5 in the Transpac Race.
|Yacht Name||Kialoa II|
|Skipper||Patrick Broughton (11)|
|Crew||J Beaton (12), C Harmsen (19), S Major (3), G Jackson (2), W Jackson, K Broughton (4), T Ratcliff, D Kilponen (8), P Runyan, G Chessells (13), M Souter (14), D Sawdon (2), I Goldsworthy (3), A Cutler (13), C Land (1), P Broughton (12), G White (6)|
|Designer||Sparkman & Stephens (USA)|