Lunchtime Legend was launched last August and finished fifth in division at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. She followed this up with a win in IRC Division 2 of the Rolex Trophy (Rating) Series, third in IRC Division 4 and second in ORCi Division 3 of the Rolex Sydney Hobart - finishing on the exact same corrected overall time as sistership,Two True, which won the Hobart in 2009. In August, Robertson scored second in division at Airlie Beach Race Week and continued on to Audi Hamilton Island Race Week where he was second in IRC Class B.
A dual winner of the Brisbane to Gladstone and many other major races in Australian waters, including a third overall in a previous Hobart race, 'Sir Robbo' believes he has the experience and endurance to become a serious challenger when the fleet heads south on Boxing Day. "I guess when you approach the sundown-side of 60, you could be classed among the pretenders, but Lunchtime Legendhas the crew experience and the potential handicap rated speed to be rated among the serious contenders," he says. The crew is a mixture of age with experience and youth with skills, and Sir Robbo is hoping that this mixture will allow him to improve on his previous best place of third overall.
|Yacht Name||Lunchtime Legend|
|Skipper||Robert Robertson (10)|
|Navigator||Dean Thornton (1)|
|Crew||M White (8), S Kirkman (1), D Tooth, L Davison, K Kilgariff|
|Type||Beneteau First 40|