Brothers Paddy and Keith Broughton purchased the classic S&S Kialoa II in 2016, gave her a makeover and placed 134th overall from over 300 entries in the Rolex Fastnet Race. They sailed her to Australia and placed 56th in the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart, with a focus on beating Kialoa II’s 1971 finish time. They did, shaving seven hours off it. In 2018, they placed 38th and almost an hour faster than in 2017. Going back to the UK, she was second in Division 5 of the Transpac Race, then raced in the 75th Sydney Hobart, placing 70th for third in the Grand Veterans division. She retired with rig damage last year. Lindsay May will sail a record 49th consecutive Hobart this year on Kialoa II.
This famous aluminium boat was launched for American, Jim Kilroy, who converted her from a sloop to a yawl in 1968, brought her to Australia in 1971 for just one Hobart and took Line Honours in little more than three and a half days. She has also taken Line Honours and won many other major races overseas.
|Yacht Name||Kialoa II|
|Sail Number||AUS 7742|
|Owner||Patrick & Keith Broughton|
|Skipper||Patrick Broughton (13)|
|Navigator||Lindsay May (48)|
|Crew||Keith Broughton (6), Jeff Beaton (13), Danielle Blackmore, Dave Cummins (5), Andrew Cutler (15), Ian Goldsworthy (5), Chris Harmsen (11), Mallee Lambert (1), Aero Leplastrier (1), Ek Lambert Leplastrier (1), Timothy Manion, Stephen McCullum (25), Alex McWilliam, Paul Runyan (2), Richard Snow (13), Genevieve White (8)|
|Designer||Sparkman & Stephens (USA)|