The Yachts


Category Placing
IRC 35
IRC - Div 3 2
ORCi 25
ORCi - Div 4 5
Line Honours 61
* Click on the categories for full standings

In Mayfair and James Irvine’s first Hobart in 2015, they finished ninth overall and fourth in Division 4 and third in ORCi Division 3. Started the slow 2016 Sydney Gold Coast race, but joining a few others, retired citing time constraints. Finished sixth overall in Division 2 of the 2017 Brisbane Gladstone race and 10th overall in the subsequent Brisbane Keppel race. Mayfair is the former ‘Take Flight’, purchased by Irvine, who has again put together an experienced, but colourful crew of local characters, who obviously know their stuff. The Beneteau First 40 finished 12th overall in the 2014 Brisbane to Keppel Yacht Race, her first blue outing under Irvine’s leadership. Will have sisterships Ariel, Blunderbuss to spar with. Ian ‘Ox’ Davis will celebrate his 26th Hobart with son Ben in the navigator’s chair.


Competitor Details

Name Mayfair
Sail Number W1424
Owner James Irvine
Skipper James Irvine (1)
Sailing Master Ian Davis (24)
Navigator Ben Davis (4)
Crew J Cook, P Webster, S Butt (2), M Carter, S Hart (6), J Gundry (2), S Brierley
State QLD
Type Beneteau First 40
Designer Bruce Farr
Builder Beneteau Yachts
Construction Fibreglass
LOA 12.2
Beam 3.9
Draft 2.5