The Yachts

Simply Fun

Category Placing
IRC 39
IRC - Div 2 6
ORCi 36
ORCi - Div 2 6
Line Honours 28
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Built in China, Simply Fun was launched late December 2013 for Phil Coombs. Her first ocean race was the Melbourne to Launceston and she took line and overall honours, then won the Apollo Bay Race, missing the race record by five minutes. Simply Fun contested the 2014 Hobart, Coombs’ wife Cheryl navigating and finished 20th overall. Coombs previously owned Triad and then the DK46, Dekadence (which is in this race also), which he entered in its first Hobart in 2004, finishing 10th on line and 13th overall. Just 59 yachts finished that gale-force race. He also finished fifth in the 2007 Melbourne Osaka Double Handed race.


Competitor Details

Name Simply Fun
Sail Number SM42
Owner Philip Coombs
Crew J Bannister , S Schafer, L Hore, C McKenzie, B Averay, P Coombs, G Smith, M Ajanko, T Bilham, M Lawrence (5), C Coombs
State VIC
Club SYC
Type HH 42
Designer Judel/Vrolijk
Builder Hudson Yacht & Marine
Construction Carbon Expoxy
LOA 12.6
Beam 4.4
Draft 2.8