The Yachts


Category Placing
IRC - Div 1 2
Line Honours 11
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Competed in Rolex Swan Cup 2012 and finished fifth in Maxi Class A. Went on to finish fourth in class at 2012 Swan Worlds. In between, this classy and superbly fitted out cruiser/racer is used as a fully crewed charter vessel throughout France, Italy, the Med and Caribbean and features four luxury cabins. For the past year, the beautifully appointed yacht has been cruising the Galapagos Islands, Tahiti and Fiji for the past year.

For her first tilt at the 628 nautical mile race, Nikata will be skippered by Tom Brewer, who is fortunate to have Mike Broughton doing the navigating. The Englishman has done the Rolex Sydney Hobart a few times, more lately aboard Chris Bull’s Cookson 50, Jazz. Last year, Jazz scored an excellent fourth overall and third in Division O, after finishing eighth on line and was second overall in 2010.





Competitor Details

Name Nikata
Sail Number GBR8200R
Owner Ns82/103 S Ltd
Skipper Tom Brewer
Sailing Master Matthew Hardy
Navigator Mike Broughton (8)
Crew A Harris, C Wattrelot, G Massefield, A Thibeault-Ston, R Whitworth, G Kevin (3), J Turner (1), C Ripard (4), S Lee, A Lush (1), L Molloy (1), N Tangen, P Ganlund, K Bjorklund, S Bull, H Ehrnrooth, N Gabran
State Great Britain
Type Swan 82
Designer German Frers
Builder Nautors Swan
Construction GRP
LOA 24.8
Beam 5.8
Draft 4.1