The Yachts

Helsal 3

Category Placing
PHS - Div 1 1
Line Honours 30
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One of only two Tassie yachts in the 2015 Hobart, Rob Fisher took Helsal 3 to PHS second to win Division 1. He left Helsal 3 in the hands of others for the past two Hobarts – with 15th PHS in 2014 and PHS 11th in 2013. Paul Mara retired the boat from the slow Sydney Gold Coast race. Helsal 3 was originally Arthur Bloore’s The Office, retiring from the 1984 Hobart and dismasted heading to the 1985 start. Badly fire damaged in 1986, the Fisher family bought and restored her to place eighth on line in the ’87 and fifth in the ’88 races. Broke her own record in the Gosford Lord Howe Island race, and scored Sydney Mooloolaba line and handicap wins. John Wertheimer purchased and finished seventh on line in the 1990 Hobart. Chartered in ’91, she was seventh on line. Rob Fisher repurchased in 2007 after finding her in decline and has missed only the 2011 Hobart since 2008.


Competitor Details

Name Helsal 3
Sail Number 262
Owner Paul Mara
Skipper Rob Fisher (21)
Crew M Hickman (1), B Robinson, H Pilcher, A Goode (7), C Tate, J Williams, T van der Rijt (1), P Jackson (6), D Stephenson (14), P Walker (3), J Showell, D Begent, R Jackson, A van der Rijt (1)
State NSW
Type Adams 20
Designer Joe Adams
Builder McConaghy
Construction GRP
LOA 20
Beam 4.6
Draft 3.4