The Yachts

Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo


With 143 line honours wins to her name, more recently a race record win in the 2009 Transpac, Alfa Romeo is one of the most successful yachts in the sport.  Skippered by 2002 Rolex Sydney Hobart winner Neville Crichton with a previous boat, Alfa Romeo will prove a formidable opponent to this year’s many line honours challengers.  One of five 100 footers in the starting line-up following the CYCA’s extension of the maximum length overall, Alfa Romeo, combined with the considerable talents of its international crew, including America's Cup sailors, is a line honours favourite.

Link here to interviews with crew of Alfa Romeo:

Neville Crichton, with Mark Richards (skipper of Wild Oats XI) at a press conference after the race briefing - 24 December 2009

Neville Crichton, Owner Skipper - 28 December 2009 after finishing

Tom Addis, Navigator - 28 December 2009 after finishing


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Alfa Romeo
Sail Number NZL80
Owner Neville Crichton
Crew A. Dickson, P. Merrington, B. Clark, C. Satterthwaite, I. Goldsworthy, N. Drennan, D. Rolf, M. Coxon, R. Godfrey, J. Morris, N, Burridge, W. Morgan, S. Bannatyne, L. Jenkins, A, Hutchinson, C. McAsey, B. McPeak, N. Crichton, E Williams, A. Nossiter, T. Addis, M. Spence.
State NZ
Club New Zealand Yacht Squadron
Type Maxi
Designer Reichel Pugh, USA
Builder McConaghy Boats
Construction Carbon Fibre
LOA 30.48
Beam 5.1
Draft 5.1