The Yachts

Halcyon

Halcyon

 

Halcyon is one of a big number of Beneteau First 40's entered in the race this year and they are a successful breed - one of which won the the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart. Tucker launched Halycon in May 2010 and has been competing in races on Port Philip Bay and several ocean races out of Melbourne as he prepares for the big race south.  Tucker won the Melbourne to Launceston Rudder Cup (AMS) series in 2010, finished third PHS in the 2011 Melbourne to Hobart Eastcoaster series, and second PHS in the 2011 Melbourne to Hobart Eastcoaster Race. If conditions prove agreeable to the 40 footers, we could see one of the closest overall finishes in the history of the race.

 

Competitor Details

Yacht Name Halcyon
Sail Number R75
Owner Chris Tucker
Crew B Anderson, B Grayson, B Brown (4), C Pope (4), D Holter, I Davidson, L Hulley, R Curry, D Rushbrook (2)
State VIC
Club RYCV
Type Beneteau First 40
Designer Farr
Builder Beneteau
Construction GRP
LOA 12.6
Beam 3.9
Draft 2.5