The Yachts


Category Placing
IRC - Div 1 1
ORCi 2
ORCi - Div 1 2
Line Honours 12
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Purchased by Paul Clitheroe in 2014, this TP52 has won the Sydney Hobart race twice. The first was in 2008 as Quest when owned by Bob Steel, the second as Balance (she also scored second under ORCi) last year, culminating in Clitheroe winning the Blue Water Pointscore on countback to Chinese Whisper. Balance finished second to Ichi Ban in the 2016 Sydney Harbour Regatta and was fourth in Division 1 at the NSW IRC Championship. In the 2016 Sydney Gold Coast race, with Mike Green in charge (Clitheroe was away celebrating his birthday), finished fifth overall and fourth in Division 1.


Competitor Details

Name Balance
Sail Number 7771
Owner Paul Clitheroe
Skipper Paul Clitheroe & Mike Green
Sailing Master Adam Brown
Navigator Nick Scott-Perry
Crew A Cribb, M Bassett, R Cox, D Keddie, D McPhee (8), M de Montgolfier, C Evans, T Brewer, J Dock
State NSW
Type Farr Tp 52
Designer Farr Yacht Design
Builder Geotz
Construction Carbon
LOA 15.9
Beam 4.3
Draft 3.2