The Yachts




It's a family affair aboard Blunderbuss, with four of the Kinsman family along for the ride, when Tony is joined by his three sons; Fred (21), George (23) and Harry (26). They are joined by a strong contingent of Queensland and Tasmanian sailors to boost the competitive spirit and add another dimension to this tight knit crew, which are mostly from the 2010 Rolex Sydney Hobart crew. 

Since purchasing the boat 12 months ago, Tony Kinsman has regularly campaigned Blunderbuss on the east coast, including this year's Brisbane to Noumea race and the Pittwater to Coffs Harbour race, where she secured a divisional win.

The name Blunderbuss was a torturous process that was made by the entire family - it even went to a ballot draw and was named for what it is - a short-barreled large-bored gun with a flared muzzle, used at short range, although this time the boat is sailing a long range.



Competitor Details

Yacht Name Blunderbuss
Sail Number RQ4000
Owner Tony Kinsman
Skipper Tony Kinsman (1)
Navigator George Kinsman (1)
Crew C Zonca (2), C Blackwood, F Kinsman (1), H Kinsman (1), M Williams (6), S Jan Bernsdorf, D Smith (6)
State QLD
Type Beneteau First 40
Designer Farr
Builder Beneteau
Construction GRP
LOA 12.0
Beam 3.9
Draft 2.5