The Yachts

Varuna VI

Jens Kellinghusen made his Sydney Hobart debut in 2013 with Varuna, a Ker 51 and finished fourth overall to win Division. The German yachtsman has upgraded to Varuna VI, a Ker 56, it has a black carbon hull, twin-rudders and cants. After launching, finished sixth from six in division at Les Voiles St Barts, 13th overall in the Rolex Middle Sea Race 2015, 13th in the Caribbean 600 from 53 starters and fourth from five in Division E at the Pacific Cup from San Francisco to Hawaii. Crew includes Spanish navigator, Guillermo Altadill, whose extensive experience includes four Whitbread/VOR’s and 18 Atlantic crossings.

 

Competitor Details

Name Varuna VI
Sail Number GER7111
Owner Jens Kellinghusen
Skipper Jens Kellinghusen (1)
Navigator Guillermo Altadill (3)
Crew L Stead, M Christiansen (1), J Hilbert (1), C Stoffers (1), F Terveer, J Blass (1), H Lehning (2), G Alajmo (1), V Ollero (1), P Knight (2), T Daase (1), R Bermudez de Ca
State Germany
Club NRV
Type Ker 56
Designer Jason Ker
Builder Knierim Individual Yachts
Construction Carbon
LOA 17.0
Beam 4.0
Draft 3.0