The Yachts


Category Placing
IRC - Div 2 1
ORCi 5
ORCi - Div 2 2
Line Honours 18
* Click on the categories for full standings

In 2016, Tony Kirby retired Patrice for the third time in four Hobarts, this time early on with a broken rudder just after the Ker 46 had undergone more major modifications. In 2017 she was 28th overall in the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast, second in the Flinders Islet Race, fourth in the Newcastle Bass Island Race and 10th in the Cabbage Tree Island Race. In the 2015 Hobart she suffered extensive mainsail damage. In 2013, her first Hobart, the hull delaminated. In 2014, Patrice finished ninth overall and won Division 1, then dominated to win at 2014 Airlie Beach Race Week. Kirby will again take the bears to Hobart, raising funds for The Kids’ Cancer Project, which undertakes childhood cancer research.


Competitor Details

Name Patrice
Sail Number 360
Owner Tony Kirby
Skipper Tony Kirby (34)
Sailing Master Ian Walker (29)
Navigator Michael Bellingham (25)
Crew J Mulkearns (8), P Messenger (26), S Gajic (7), N Beaudoin (8), M Brown (12), J Rowles, G Bauchop (18), B Sinton (8), P Langman (4), J Alexander (12)
State NSW
Type Ker 46
Designer Ker Yacht Design
Builder McConaghys
Construction GRP
LOA 13.9
Beam 4.5
Draft 3.4