Love & War
Love & War is the 39 year old classic Oregon and Maple wooden boat that won the Hobart three times; 1974, 1978, 2006 and won the 20 Year Veteran Division of the 50th anniversary race in 1994. She was the second of five yachts owned and raced to Hobart by Peter Kurts, but Love & War held a special place in his heart and she has now passed to his son, Simon, who allowed Peter's long time navigator to take the boat in the Hobart in 2006 - the rest is history. As in 2009 when they finished 24th overall "when we got becalmed in light air in Bass Strait." Simon Kurts will again skipper the yacht, with May aboard as navigator to sail his 40th Hobart race and Simon's 21 year-old son Phillip will also be along for the ride. Heavy breeze on the nose is the preferred option for this boat.
|Yacht Name||Love & War|
|Skipper||Simon Kurts (15)|
|Crew||A Watterson (1), E Adriaanse (23), L May (39), P Kurts (1), M Heenan (2), S McCullum (20), R Snow (10), R Carlier(30), O Brady|
|Type||S & S 47|
|Designer||Sparkman & Stephens|