URM is a custom Reichel Pugh designed, McConaghy built Maxi 72. Originally Shockwave and commissioned by Neville Crichton, the yacht was successfully raced overseas including winning the IRC Maxi and Mini Maxi Division of the 2010 Rolex Giraglia Race. American, George Sakellaris, was her next owner and skippered her to top place of the Mini Maxi division of the 2015 Rolex Giraglia Cup. She was the oldest there but as he said, “the best one there”. URM’s Anthony Johnston bought the boat this year which arrived back in Australia in September. He and his crew expect the boat to be ready to race in his second Rolex Sydney Hobart by the Boxing Day start.
|Skipper||Marcus Ashley-Jones (14)|
|Crew||A Dunphy (18), A Pratt, A Johnston (1), C Malouf, D Turner, D Johnston, D Crebier (1), E Micnol, J Crampton, N Davis (7), N Johnston, N Drennan (31), P Harris, R Ely, S Wells, T Clout, T Baxter, T Middleton, T Tindill (10)|
|Type||Reichel Pugh Maxi 72|