The Yachts


Category Placing
IRC 34
IRC - Div 3 1
ORCi 24
ORCi - Div 4 4
Corinthian 8
Line Honours 63
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Ariel finished 21st overall and third in Division 3 last year and went on to finish third overall, second in Division 3 and third overall in ORCi in the 2017 Sydney Gold Coast race. She missed the 2015 Hobart, making this her fifth race south. Ron Forster and Phil Damp were thrilled to finish third overall in the 2014 Hobart after finishing 29th in 2013 and 28th in 2012. Forster sailed his first Hobart 36 years ago and is currently doing the Blue Water Pointscore in preparation. Ariel will be a strong contender if the weather favours the smaller boats.


Competitor Details

Name Ariel
Sail Number A140
Owner Ron Forster
Skipper Ron Forster (5), Philip Damp (5)
Navigator Angus Pickering (2)
Crew J Forster, J Naylor (9), E Kerin (1), J Buis (2), C Dagger (1), M Lewkovitz, M Gentry
State NSW
Type Beneteau First 40
Designer Bruce Farr
Builder Benteau
Construction GRP
LOA 12.6
Beam 3.9
Draft 2.5