This is Ariel's first major offshore season. She competed in the Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Race in January and is presently warming up for the Rolex Sydney Hobart in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Blue Water Pointscore Series, where at the time of writing, she was placed 19th overall following the opening three races. Ron Forster is looking forward to his second Hobart, as are a number of his crew.
|Skipper||R Forster (1)|
|Crew||F Christensen, J Andrews, J Buis, J Naylor (4), P Vandervaere (1), P Damp, M Scroop (1)|
|Type||Beneteau First 40|