The Yachts


Category Placing
Cruising 2
Line Honours 96
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In her first Sydney Hobart attempt last year, Freyja only made it halfway up the Harbour, retiring after blowing out a headsail while at the back of the fleet. Dr Richard Lees will be better prepared this time. His daughter and son-in- law purchased Freyja, launched in San Francisco Bay, which required major repairs, so Lees and his wife became partners to help. Since relaunching, she has been to three Australian Wooden Boat Festivals in Tassie. The two families are keen to tick the Sydney Hobart off their bucket list and have otherwise used Freyja for family holidays and races out of their club.


Competitor Details

Name Freyja
Sail Number N10
Owner Richard Lees
Sailing Master Ernest Thirkell
Navigator Richard Lees
Crew P Flanagan, O O'Donavan, K Hancock, L Costello, A Miller, S Macks
State NSW
Type Atkins Ingrid
Construction Wood
LOA 11.4
Beam 3.4
Draft 1.7