James Irvine’s latest Mayfair was one of the long list of Robin Aisher’s yachts by the name of Yeoman. The Rogers 46 was purchased last year by the Queensland yachtsman from Lake Macquarie yachting identity, Doug Coulter. The latter sailed her as Shakti and took line honours in the 2017 Club Marine Pittwater to Southport race and won IRC and ORCi. Irvine previously owned a Beneteau First 40, also called Mayfair, with which he contested the 75th Rolex Sydney Hobart in 2019 and finished 48th overall. Moving up to a faster Rogers 46 should fulfill his need for more speed. Mayfair has a distinct royal blue hull. In November, Mayfair placed second in the 220nm South East Queensland Ocean Racing Qualifier.
|Skipper||James Irvine (4)|
|Sailing Master||Steve Brierley (4)|
|Crew||Shawn Butt (4), Mark Carter (3), Jamie Pirret (4), Robert Cordingley, Leon Thomas (1), Xavier Doerr (1), Ben Davis (6), Simon Griffiths (1), Justin Smith (2)|
|Club||Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron|
|Designer||Simon Rogers (UK)|
|Builder||Composite Marine Int|