The Yachts

Pretty Fly III

As the name suggests, this is the third Pretty Fly for Colin and Gladys Woods who have been around competitive yachting for a long time. The canting keel Cookson 50, which they bought in 2009, last went to Hobart in 2011, but disappointingly for Colin Woods and crew, retired. The previous year, Pretty Fly III finished second overall and was second in IRC Division 0 and ORCi division. It also finished third in the CYCA’s 2010/2011 Cape Byron Series (the ORCi division of the Bluewater Pointscore Series).

Woods is hoping they can perform as they did in 2010 come this Rolex Sydney Hobart. They had not undertaken any major ocean racing events in the last 12 months, until June this year when Pretty Fly III broke the race record for the Coral Coast Race, showing the yacht and crew and still more than able for the task at hand.

 

Competitor Details

Name Pretty Fly III
Owner Colin Woods
Skipper Colin Woods (6)
Crew A Coates (4), G Marshall (7), M Ashley-Jones (5), S Holdsworth (12), J Leppard (2), G Norman, B Gladwell
State NSW
Club CYCA
Type Cookson 50
Designer Bruce Farr
Builder Cookson
LOA 15.24
Beam 4.30
Draft 3.30