The Yachts

Love & War

This famous classic Oregon and Maple wooden boat, among her countless victories, has won the Tattersall’s Cup three times: 1974, 1978 and 2006 – joining Freya as the only yachts to do so. Her last win was 2006 when Simon Kurts loaned her to Lindsay May. Simon last raced her south in 2014 and was in the money, but ultimately finished seventh overall and second in Division 4, winning the 30 year Veterans and placing second in the 20 year Veterans. Love & War is the second of five yachts owned and raced by the late Peter Kurts and the only one kept by him. Simon tends to race her in CYCA offshore events every two years. He finished 48th overall in the 2016 Sydney Gold Coast race – too light a race for her.  Kurts’ son Phil joins a familiar crew again, including evergreen navigator Lindsay May.

 

Competitor Details

Name Love & War
Sail Number 294
Owner Simon Kurts
Sailing Master Stephen McCullum
Navigator Lindsay May (41)
Crew P Sheldrich, E Adriaanse (27), N Brown, A Hearder (29), M Heenan, P Kurts, J McCullum
State NSW
Club CYCA
Type S&S 47
Designer Sparkman & Stephens
Builder Quilkey
Construction Cold moulded
LOA 14.21
Beam 4.09
Draft 2.31