The Yachts

Investec LOYAL

Investec LOYAL


Sean Langman has returned to big boat racing this year, chartering the 100 foot Greg Elliott design, LOYAL, formerly Maximus.  Following its arrival from Auckland the boat underwent an extensive modification program, including lengthening from 98 to 100 feet, new 6.2m keel and new lighter weight and taller conventional mast to replace the wing mast.

Joining the experienced crew aboard LOYAL, and raising money for the LOYAL Foundation, will be boxer Danny Green, Olympic swimming sensation Grant Hackett, captain of the HSBC Waratahs Phil Waugh, Phil Kearns, who led the Wallabies in 10 Tests, and Channel 7’s Larry Emdur.  With two seconds and a third from 18 Rolex Sydney Hobarts, Langman’s hungry for his first line honours victory and in a decent blow, the boat’s a chance. 

Link here to on-board race vision from Investec Loyal:

Investec Loyal - Day 1

Investec Loyal - Day 2

Link here to interviews with crew of Investec LOYAL:

Danny Green - 27 December 2009

David Dickson, Navigator - 27 December 2009

Phil Waugh - 28 December 2009

David Dickson, Navigator - 28 December 2009


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Investec LOYAL
Sail Number NZL99999
Owner Sean Langman
Skipper Sean Langman (18)
Crew D Dickson (10), J Alexander (8), S McKnight (4) T Oxley (5), J Dekock (8), P Calligeros (9), R Field (10), J Crawford (11), L Jamieson (23), B Cormack (1), P.Schultz (1), J Akacich (10), A Bell, J Dack, G Hackett, P Waugh, D Green, P Kearns, L Emdur.
State TAS
Club Huon Yacht Club
Type Maxi
Designer Greg Elliott
Builder Cooksons
Construction Carbon
LOA 30.48
Beam 5.74
Draft 6.40