Moneypenny, now known as Naval Group, will again carry the flags of Australia and France, the emphasis being on collaboration and team work between the two countries. Noakes Group (Sean Langman is its managing director) tendered for services to the French owned Defence business, Naval Group, and the boat was purchased by Noakes to facilitate the contract and finished 11th over the line and 39th overall in last year’s race. The boat’s sail and bow number are AUS1, as Langman believes the synergy between the last yacht that bore the AUS1 sail number (Team Australia the ORMA trimaran that became his choice to set two world sailing course records) and the French initiative fit perfectly.
Langman continues to bring something different to the table - from smallest and oldest boat in the fleet to downwind flyers, maxis and super maxis to this, the former Moneypenny. The crew this year will be made up of talented international and Australian professional sailors with the focus to win the Tattersall Cup.
|Yacht Name||Naval Group|
|Skipper||Sean Langman (28)|
|Navigator||Justin Ferris (5)|
|Crew||S Patriarca (1), S McKnight (10) J Alexander (19), P Langman (6), O Scott-Mackie (3), J Swain (4), J De Kock (12), B van Munster (5), E Powys (1), P Louiset, J L'Hostis|
|Type||Reichel Pugh 69|