The Yachts


Category Placing
IRC 64
IRC - Div 4 13
ORCi 46
ORCi - Div 4 14
Line Honours 67
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PJ has been the owner-skipper of Arcadia for two years after purchasing and transporting her to Victoria. The boat had been optimised for IRC racing but since reaching Melbourne has seen the addition of some cruising creature comforts, some ‘beefing up’ to meet the rigours of ocean racing in southern waters, plus a new spinnaker for this race. The team have been racing the boat regularly in the ORCV ocean racing circuit whilst also competing in the Port Lincoln Regatta in February.  “The plan is to compete in this year’s 74th Rolex Sydney Hobart then back up for next year’s milestone event,” Davison says. “The great thing about this sport is you can be competitive for so many years no matter how old you are. I know some sailors that are in to their 80s and still competing, so I think I have a fair few more to go.”


Competitor Details

Name Arcadia
Sail Number S17
Owner Peter Davison
Skipper Peter Davison (3)
Navigator Marlene Cartlidge
Crew Alan Watkins, Barry Wilson, Christian Sandner, Ian Lyall, James Oosterweghel (5), John Rea (3), Jonathan Garber, Steve Thompson
State VIC
Type Archambault 40 RC
Designer Joubert/Nivelt
Builder Archambault Yachts
Construction Fibreglass
LOA 12.0
Beam 3.8
Draft 2.5