The Yachts

Tow Truck

Category Placing
IRC 10
IRC - Div 2 1
Line Honours 34
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In 2008, after a two year absence from the Rolex Sydney Hobart, Tow Truck returned with a win in IRC Division 3.  In March, she finished second in IRC Division 2 of the Audi Sydney Offshore Newcastle Yacht Race and followed this with a second place in IRC Division 2 in the Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, behind the overall winner AFR Midnight Rambler.  An extensive international search to find a replacement for Anthony Paterson’s famous Mumm 30 Tow Truck was completed with the discovery of this Jason Ker-designed 11.3m racing yacht on the island of Jersey.  The Ker 11.3 is a semi popular one-design class from the design board of successful Spanish-based British designer Jason Ker.  The ‘new’ Tow Truck was shipped in a car transport ship from Southampton and assembled at Lake Macquarie. 


Competitor Details

Name Tow Truck
Sail Number M6
Owner Anthony Paterson
Skipper Anthony Paterson (8)
Crew B Filby (7), G Van Dijk (6), T Poulsen (3), P Williams (11), R Howard (6), W Howard (7), A Heenan (11), A May (3), W Wilkens
State NSW
Type Ker 11.3
Designer Ker
Builder Vision Yachts UK
Construction Composite
LOA 11.44
Beam 3.64
Draft 2.37