The Yachts


Category Placing
IRC 68
IRC - Div 1 12
Line Honours 17
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Rapture is a SW 100 performance cruiser built by Southern Wind Shipyards in Cape Town South Africa in 2007.  Owned by an American businessman, and crewed with a mix of Australian and international sailors she has so far completed over 24,000 miles after just 22 months in the water.

Rapture raced for the first time in the Heineken Regatta, St Martin 2008 and then sailed to Sardinia where she raced in the Super Yacht Cup, followed by the Rolex Middle Sea Race in Malta.  Currently on a circumnavigation voyage, Rapture will arrive in Sydney early December.  Owner Brook Lenfest is keen to tackle another Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race after competing in the 2002 race on his previous yacht, a Swan 86.  Pro surfer Mark Occhilupo will be aboard for some salt water action of a different kind.

Link here to on-board race vision from Rapture:

Rapture - The Start

Rapture - Day 2

Rapture - Day 2 - The dolphins come to play

Rapture - Day 3

Rapture - Day 3


Competitor Details

Name Rapture
Sail Number MAR1005
Owner Brook Lenfest
Skipper Jeff Hanlon (2)
Crew M Humphries (5), M Broughton (4), W Benson (4), J Beaver (7), D Goff (1), R Donald (1), A Van de Wert, M McLean, P Hunt, S Alle, M Occhilupo, M Jeffrey, R Snell, P Rievera, A Hussey, D Collins, J Butcher, G Griffiths, G Robins, B Lenfest
State USA
Club Harmony Hall, Antigua
Type SW 100
Designer Bruce Farr
Builder Southern Wind Shipyard
Construction Carbon Composite
LOA 30.20
Beam 6.70
Draft 3.60