The Yachts


Category Placing
IRC 66
IRC - Div 3 18
ORCi 48
ORCi - Div 2 10
Corinthian 23
Line Honours 82
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Nigel Stoke last raced Fidelis to Hobart in 2006, finishing PHS eighth overall. Beforehand, they joined the record entries for the 50th race in 1994, placing ninth in the 30 year division. A classic Kauri pine slimline yacht, she was designed by Knud Reimers and is famous for taking line honours in the 1966 Sydney Hobart when owned by Kiwi Jim Davern, who raced her to Hobart again in 1967, finishing second on line. Race again in 1969 and then under next owner, Peter Williams, in 1982. Took line honours in the 1966 Auckland Suva, 1967 Hobart Auckland the 1968 Wharingarei Noumea, 1979 Auckland Tonga and 1980 Tauranga to Port Vila races. She also cruised over 200,000nm. Nigel Stoke keeps her immaculate and has reassembled some of the crew from 2006.


Competitor Details

Name Fidelis
Sail Number 45
Owner Nigel A Stoke
Skipper Nigel Stoke
Navigator Lynn Anderson
Crew Q Reeve, T Griffiths, P Horton, T Moult, B Gray, R Cook
State NSW
Type Knud Reimers 61
Designer Knud Reimers
Builder Lidgard
Construction Timber
LOA 18.6
Beam 3.1
Draft 2.7