The Yachts




West Australian yachtsman Alan Brierty launched Limit three weeks prior to the start of last year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart, the boat finishing a credible seventh on IRC.  Limit then sailed to New Zealand to compete in the Auckland to Noumea race, where the boat won line honours and every division (IRC, ORC and PHRF) in a very slow race.  Upon returning to Australia, she went on to finish a nail-biting fourth in this year's Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.  Following the blue water classic Brierty plans to take Limit to New Zealand and the USA to compete internationally.

Link here to an interview with Graham Prescott, main trimmer on Limit, before the start of his 25th race:

Graham Prescott - 26 December 2009


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Limit
Sail Number AUS 98888
Owner Alan Brierty
Skipper Alan Brierty (6)
Crew R Keenan (6), B Kellet (17), G Prescott (24), P Eldrid (5), I Walker (23), D Jones (14), D Ward (10), D Morrow (7), M Hannon (4), M Van Kretchmar (3), C Main, J Burrell (1), P Cox (3), S. Roos, K. Mulcahy, I. Gordon, S. Beavis, G. Prescott, S. Fisher
State WA
Type Reichel Pugh 62
Designer Reichel Pugh
Builder Hart Marine
Construction GRP
LOA 19.21
Beam 4.94
Draft 4.64