The Yachts




Balance is the fourth yacht of that name skippered and owned by money media commentator Paul Clitheroe.  The new boat is a Beneteau 45, previously raced with great success in Europe as Lady Courrier.

Lady Courrier had a difficult race to Hobart last year, breaking three spinnakers and tearing her main.  Paul, racing in his fourth Rolex Sydney Hobart, hopes to arrive in Constitution Dock with his new sails intact.  Balance had a strong start in her first regatta, winning overall honours in IRC Passage at the 2009 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week with four seconds and a first.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Balance
Sail Number 7771
Owner Paul Clitheroe
Crew S Collibee, D. Keddie, J. Ward, T. Dillon, M. Balsom, B. McRae, J. Neuhaus, A. Cribb, G. Parker, J. Close, B. Waters, N. Scott-Perry.
State NSW
Type Beneteau 45
Designer Philippe Briand
Builder Beneteau
Construction Fibreglass
LOA 13.68
Beam 4.20
Draft 2.70