The Yachts


Category Placing
IRC 42
IRC - Div 1 6
ORCi 32
ORCi - Div 1 10
Line Honours 18
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M3 shredded her forestay just after the start of the 2015 Sydney Hobart, was offered a spare, but her crew chose to retire. Repaired, Peter Hickson entered her in the Pittwater Coffs and finished unlucky 13th overall, because on the return journey, in dreadful weather, she ran aground, her crew abandoning the boat on the beach near Seal Rocks. M3 returned, Brent Fowler skippering her to third overall in the 2016 Sydney Gold Coast race. Hickson purchased the former Stay Calm/Calm in September 2015, and took line honours in their first outing, the George Law Memorial Foundation Race. She then finished third overall in Fremantle Geraldton race, despite a torn main. Under Victorian ownership from 2009, the boat last contested the Hobart in 2012 and was best placed TP52 in fifth overall, finishing fifth again in 2013. Tony Mitchell was her next owner, until illness claimed his life in 2014.


Competitor Details

Name M3
Sail Number AUS52
Owner Peter Hickson
Skipper Brent Fowler
Navigator Luke Campbell
Crew M Kennedy, J Naughton, J Wierzbowski, B Mcrae, R Wilson, P Marshall, O Marshall, M Wheeler, P Hickson, J R Enkelmann, B Van Munster, N Deussen, P Heyes
State WA
Type TP52
Designer Farr
Builder Goetz
Construction Carbon
LOA 15.85
Beam 4.5
Draft 3.2