The Yachts


Category Placing
IRC - Div 3
ORCi - Div 4
Line Honours
* Click on the categories for full standings

Blunderbuss competed in the 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart, finishing 27th overall and sixth from 16 in Division 3 against a hot field of seven other Beneteau 40’s, including the 2009 overall winner and runner-up, True Blue and Wicked – and in a race that favoured the big boats - Wild Oats XI taking her second treble. Previously owned by Tony Kinsman of Queensland, who sailed Blunderbuss with his three sons who campaigned her offshore, including the 2012 Brisbane Noumea race. According to Kinsman, her name represents what she is - a short-barrelled large-bored gun with a flared muzzle used at short range! Now Victorian Eric Marsh will fire her up.


Competitor Details

Name Blunderbuss
Sail Number H4000
Owner Eric Marsh
Navigator Eric Marsh & John Owens
Crew A Weekes, B Tyrrell, K Pasco, S Czapp, D Hutcheson, K Girdler (1)
State VIC
Type Beneteau First 40
Designer Farr
Builder Beneteau
Construction GRP
LOA 12.0
Beam 3.9
Draft 2.5