The Yachts

CIC Technology Inca

CIC Technology Inca


Aboard CIC Technology Inca for this year's Rolex Sydney Hobart are a father and son trio Ian, and two sons, Michael (28) having done two Sydney/Hobart's with is dad previously, and younger son Nicholas (20) competing in his first. Ian says they are looking forward to a typical Sydney Hobart south-easterly wind all the way to Hobart and adds: "No other children to follow!"

CIC Technology Inca is a 1999 Vickers 41 MkII, designed and built in South Africa. After sailing over from South Africa in 2000, Noel Sneddon purchased her as his new floating home at Airlie Beach. Since then, he has competed in several Audi Hamilton Island Race Weeks and the 2008 and 2010 Rolex Sydney Hobarts, with a best result of third in PHS Division 2 in 2010. While not a modern downwind flyer, Inca performs well upwind, especially in a seaway.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name CIC Technology Inca
Sail Number F111
Owner Noel Sneddon
Skipper Noel Sneddon (6)
Crew B Butcher (1), D Buchler (2), I Cooke (4), M Cooke (2), N Cooke, R Malpas, M Robarts
State ACT
Type Vickers 41
Designer Lavranos
Builder MBL Yachts
Construction GRP Composite
LOA 12.5
Beam 4.05
Draft 1.75