The Yachts

Terra Firma

Launched as Living Doll, this Cookson 50 was purchased by Rob Hanna and renamed Shogun before Nicholas Bartels purchased and renamed it Terra Firma, staying in Victorian hands. Bartels says he has complete faith in his tough boat which is capable of success in the difficult conditions offered by the Hobart and feels the 50ft division is one of the best positioned for IRC success. His crew is experienced and there is great camaraderie aboard Terra Firma, a fixed keel version of Victoire and Pretty Fly III. Last raced to Hobart in 2014 and finished 31st overall for third in Division 1. This year placed sixth overall in the Sydney Gold Coast race, beating both her canting keel contemporaries.

 

Competitor Details

Name Terra Firma
Sail Number SM24
Owner Nicholas Bartels
Navigator Jeff Casley
Crew D McCleod, A Leaper, J Marshall, B Frechville, A Cole, T Smith, M Bayliss, J Cole, A Thompson, P McCormack, B Robertson
State VIC
Club SYC
Type Cookson 50
Designer Farr
Builder Cookson
Construction Carbon
LOA 15.24
Beam 4.26
Draft 3.48