The Yachts

Landfall

Category Placing
Line Honours 80
ORCi 34
ORCi - Div 4 9
Corinthian 9
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For the second year running, Landfall retired from the race, last year with hull damage, in 2014 it was sail damage, this despite being run in when she was sailed from Tasmania to Sydney. Michael Strong’s pretty wood S&S design No. 54 is the second oldest boat in the fleet. She is the first S&S built outside the USA - by Percy Coverdale at Battery Point in Tasmania. In her other Hobarts, she finished seventh in 1952, retired in 1954, and at age 40, finished 52nd in 1976. Landfall returned to the race after a long absence to celebrate her 80th birthday and the 70th Hobart in 2014 – it was a fight to get her to the start, as Strong had to wait for the right conditions to leave Tasmania.

 

Competitor Details

Name Landfall
Sail Number 554
Owner Michael Strong
Skipper Michael Strong (1)
Sailing Master Darryl Smith (1)
Crew B King, M Swinburn, P Verstoep, T Cutten
State NSW
Club RYCT
Type Sparkman & Stephens
Construction Huon Pine
LOA 13.4
Beam 3.0
Draft 2.0