The Yachts

Black Sheep

Black Sheep was 15th overall and third in Division 3 in the 2015 Hobart, after her 40th overall the previous year, this when brothers Martin and Derek Sheppard had enjoyed an otherwise good season. Finished fifth overall to win Division 2 in the 2015 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Race and 31st overall in the 2016 race. Won the 2016 Newcastle Bass Island Race and backed up with second in the Cabbage Tree Island Race. The Sheppards bought the former Honeysuckle specifically for ocean racing and Derek will contest his 10th consecutive Hobart.

 

Competitor Details

Name Black Sheep
Sail Number 33345
Owner Derek & Martin Sheppard
Skipper Derek Sheppard
Crew R Tikoft, M Sheppard, J White (5), D Morris, S Sellers, R Jay, L Noye, C Gundy, S Garrie, M Ivaneza, K Bennett, A Scott, Y Heritage
State NSW
Club WYC
Type Beneteau 45
Designer Phillippe Briand
Builder Beneteau
LOA 13.7
Beam 4.2
Draft 2.7