The Yachts

Dekadence

Dekadence has bounced from initial owner, Victorian Phil Coombs, to Tasmanian David Creese, back to Melbourne to Ken Simpson and to Queensland owner, Stephanie Kerin who was forced out of last year’s race with electronic problems. They finished the 2016 Sydney Gold Coast race in 41st overall. In 2015, she and husband Steve competed in all the major Queensland events. Prior to Kerin’s ownership, Ken Simpson sailed Dekadence to 53rd overall in 2012. Dekadence contested two Hobarts under Coombs, finishing 10th in the tough 2004 race and 19th the following year and contested the 2007 Melbourne-Osaka double-handed race, coming home fifth. With David Creese, it finished the 2009 Hobart 21st overall.

 

Competitor Details

Name Dekadence
Sail Number RQ432
Owner Stephanie Kerin
Sailing Master Stephen Kerin & Peter Walsh (19)
Navigator Gregory Paulsen
Crew T Dunlop, S Griffiths, C Huxley, R Bakker, C Salter, C Evans, D Austin, C Johnson (3)
State QLD
Club RQYS
Type DK46
Designer Mills
Builder DK-Composite
LOA 14.1
Beam 4.108
Draft 3.015