The Yachts

Ichi Ban (Carkeek 60)

At the last moment, Matt Allen chose this Carkeek 60 over his TP52 of the same nae for the 2015 Hobart and finished sixth on line, eighth overall and second in Division 0. In 2016, Ichi Ban placed third overall in Groupama Race around Noumea. In 2014, she was fourth overall for third in Division in the Sydney Gold Coast race, took line and overall honours in the inaugural Newcastle Bass Island Race, creating the record that still holds - a new rudder made the difference. Next placed third overall in the CYCA Trophy and eighth on line for 63rd overall in Division O of the 2014 Hobart. 

In 2015, took the line and overall win in the Cabbage Tree Island Race, breaking the record for a conventionally ballasted yacht, within little over an hour of Wild Oats XI’s record. Since 2013, has also held the conventional ballast record in the Port Hacking Bird Islet Race. Australian Sailing President, Matt Allen, launched this boat a month before the 2013 Hobart and finished eighth online and eighth overall. In the 2016, Hobart he sailed his TP52 of the same name to fifth overall, second in Division 1after winning the 2016 Sydney Gold Coast race by nearly six hours, resulting in second overall in the 2016 Blue Water Pointscore.


Competitor Details

Name Ichi Ban (Carkeek 60)
Sail Number AUS01
Owner Matthew Allen
State NSW
Type Carkeek 60
Designer Carkeek Design Partners
Builder Premier Yachts
LOA 18.3
Beam 5.0
Draft 4.2