The Yachts

Maluka of Kermandie

Maluka of Kermandie was looking good in the 2014 Hobart, but conditions lightened at the last and Sean Langman took her to 13th overall and third in Division 4. He sailed Maluka in her first Hobart the 2006 - she was the first boat under 9.5m to finish, placing eighth overall, the same year older yachts Love & War won and Bacardi topped the was the first boat under 9.5m to finish, board. Finished last on line in 2011 and 2012, the irony being Langman was listening to the radio when his former yacht Loyal sailed to line honours victory in 2011. While he is Sydney based, Maluka of Kermandie is representing the Port Huon Yacht Club in Tasmania, where Langman has business interests. Maluka is the oldest and smallest boat in the race. Built in 1932 from Tasmanian Huon pine, the gaff-rigged yacht was rebuilt by Noakes head, Langman, also known for racing his high-octane former yachts, AAPT and Loyal.

 

Competitor Details

Name Maluka of Kermandie
Sail Number A19
Owner Sean Langman
Sailing Master Shaun McKnight
Crew R Wood, P Langman (2), P Inchbold (28), A Woodward
State TAS
Club HYC
Type Ranger
Designer Cliff Gale
Builder Fisher
Construction Timber
LOA 9.01
Beam 3.18
Draft 1.71