She's The Culprit
She’s the Culprit last moored at Constitution Dock in Hobart in 2010, after pulling up 38th overall and 11th in IRC Division 2 with her previous owner, Todd Leary from Tasmania. It was fine revenge, as the previous year, a crash 30 minutes after the start ended Leary’s race. The Inglis 39 is now owned by a syndicate of four mates from Lake Macquarie and Newcastle who have sailed thousands of sea miles together. They will be vying for the PHS trophy in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart.
The boat was originally built in 1994 by Hart Marine and launched as Top Cat for the Melbourne Osaka Yacht Race. She then raced in Tasmania under the name of 42 South before being sold to Todd Leary who changed her name to She’s The Culprit and campaigned her on all the long distance races, including three Hobart’s from 2008-2010.
Her first major race for the current owners was the 2012 Pittwater to Coffs, where she won PHS Division 2, which she followed up with a PHS divisional win in last year’s Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race and in this year’s light and slow race, scored fifth from seven boats in PHS, as the conditions did not suit.
The yacht was also second in last year’s LMYC and NCYC offshore pointscores. She’s the Culprit has quickly earned a local reputation of being a very social boat and her crew of experienced and inexperienced offshore sailors are looking forward to the race south.
|Name||She's The Culprit|
|Skipper||Glen Picasso (2)|
|Crew||A Boslem, M McDonald (2), D ODowd (1), G Benson, G Bulmer (3), J Lattimore, M Graham (5), M Denton, R Jarvie, T Vooles, T Butler|
|Type||Inglis /Jones 39|