- The Yachts
Sean Langman bought Moneypenny from the US owner in 2018 and raced her as Naval Group to 39th overall with a number of ‘green’ sailors aboard. He lengthened the Reichel/Pugh design from 65 to 69ft in 2019 and placed 10th overall for second in Division 0 with more regular offshore crew aboard. Finished second on line in the 2020 Adelaide Port Lincoln Race, inside record time. The yacht returns to the Hobart with her original name. Langman, who also sails an 18-foot skiff to stay fit and keep his inshore skills intact, continues to bring something different to the race each year – from Maluka, the smallest and oldest boat in the fleet, to downwind flyers, maxis and super maxis
Moneypenny was second over the line in November’s Bird Island Race and finished fourth overall. In early December, she finished fifth over the line and overall in the Cabbage Tree Island Race. The sleek black RP69 was over the line early in the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge, had to restart and proceeded to mow the fleet down, finishing fourth over the line and fourth in the Mini Maxi division of the inaugural Income Asset Management Australian Maxi Championship. Based on recent results, the grand prix yachts in the 60 to 80ft range are in for a thriller to the end. Crew includes UK sailor, Matt Humphries navigating, along with 2012 Olympic silver medallist Nina Curtis, who these days races on the SailGP circuit with Tom Slingsby. Skiffie types Brett Van Munster and Ed Powys are also aboard. A solid crew mix with good Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore results are all positives for Langman this year.
|Sail Number||AUS 1|
|Skipper||Sean Langman (29)|
|Navigator||Matthew Humphries (10)|
|Crew||Josh Alexander (17), Ed Powys (2), Geoff Bauchop (22), Oliver Court (2), Brett Van Munster (6), Nina Curtis (2), Harry Hall, Joe De Kock (13), Josh Porebski, Mark Horton|
|Type||Reichal Pugh 69|