The Yachts

Aikin - Hames Sharley

Category Placing
IRC 26
IRC - Div 2 3
Line Honours 32
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Aikin was imported from Holland in 2011 by Caillin Howard and David Oliver, who for simplicity’s sake, removed the D from her original name Daikin. The rest of the name comes from the architectural company where Howard is the managing director, while Oliver is known to yachties as CEO of Musto. Both have relished a long association with Geoff Boettcher’s Secret Mens Business and Howard was aboard when ‘Boettch’ won the 2010 Hobart overall, but Oliver missed out after fracturing vertebrae days before the race. In 2013, both crewed Victoire to overall victory. Crew includes Nicholas Berenger, a French solo sailor and the sailing development expert at Musto who will help with navigation.


Competitor Details

Name Aikin - Hames Sharley
Sail Number SA1106
Owner Caillin Howard & David Oliver
Skipper Caillin Howard (7)
Crew C Ravell, A Puglisi, N Berenger, W van Riet, M Mead (1), J Mitton (2), D Oliver (7), S Dunn
State SA
Type Ker 11.3
Designer Jason Ker
Construction GRP
LOA 11.3
Beam 3.6
Draft 2.3