Looking hot throughout the race in 2019, SHK Scallywag 100 ultimately finished fourth on line to Wild Oats XI in a thriller – just 38 seconds the difference. Seng Huang Lee’s super maxi, skippered by Dave Witt, was an early retirement the year before when the bowsprit broke. She went on to take line honours in the Antigua Bermuda and Transatlantic races. She missed the 2017 Hobart, her new keel not ready. In 2016, Witt took third on line in the Hobart; one of a trio to break Wild Oats XI’s standing 2012 record. She scorched FreeFire’s 2001 San Fernando record by over 15 hours and won overall. Was second on line in 2019s Fastnet Race. In December, she finished second over the line to LawConnect in the Cabbage Tree Island Race. Took SOLAS Big Boat Challenge line honours from LawConnect in sensational style after the latter had a big lead past the halfway mark.
Seng Huang Lee bought the former Ragamuffin from Syd Fischer in 2016, making mods before breaking the Groupama Race monohull record that year, for second overall. She then smashed Beau Geste’s (TP52) Hong Kong to Hainan record. As Ragamuffin, she contested her first Hobart in 2014, finishing third on line, then second on line in 2015. In the lead-up, she took line honours and broke the Hong Kong Vietnam Race record Fischer set with his Ragamuffin 90 in 2013. The hull of this yacht was designed by Andy Dovell, but her modified deck came from Investec Loyal, which Fischer purchased from Anthony Bell and raced to Hobart in 2012 and 2013. These days, Scallywag’s goal is promoting competitive sailing in Asia, while building a long-lasting youth sailing legacy in Hong Kong, in conjunction with the HK Sailing Federation.
|Yacht Name||SHK Scallywag|
|Owner||Seng Huang Lee|
|Skipper||David Witt (24)|
|Crew||Larry Jamieson (34), Nick Meyer, Ben Piggott (5), Luke Parkinson (5), Phil Harmer (12), Scott Salter, Alby Pratt (22), Andrew Hay (6), Harley Spreadbury-Key, Ayden Menzies (1), Greg Homann, Luke Payne, Tom Clout, Tim Westwood, Trystian Seal, Pete Cumming|
|Club||Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club|