The Yachts

Adventure of Hornet

Adventure of Hornet


Adventure of Hornet is one of three yachts crewed by members of Her Majesty’s armed forces.  Representing the Navy, Adventure of Hornet will be skippered by Richard Tarr and will be competing against Challenger of Hornet (Army) and Discover of Hornet (Air Force) for the Oggin Cup. 

The UK Ministry of Defence acquired four of the Challenge 67 yachts to enable the Services to undertake ocean voyages.  The boats were manufactured in the early 1990s for Chay Blyth’s British Steel Challenge and BT Global Challenge ocean racing events. 

The Rolex Sydney Hobart is the sixth race in a thirteen stage sail training ‘Exercise TRANSGLOBE’ that commenced in July, in which all three yachts are undertaking


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Adventure of Hornet
Sail Number GBR7802T
Skipper Richard Tarr
Crew I Perryman, B Martin, A Wheal, S Doran, R Smith, W King, J Baker, C Doran, C Hilditch, H. Botterill, J. Andrew, L. Elliot, B. Lyons, A. Wheal, B. Martin.
State UK
Type Challenge
Designer Challenge
Builder Devenport Yachts Ltd
Construction Steel
LOA 20.42
Beam 5.26
Draft 3.00