The Yachts

Two True

Two True


In her maiden year,Two Truesurvived a protest to win the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race overall, which culminated in owner Andrew Saies being named 2009/2010 Ocean Racer of the Year, conducted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia each year.

She was one of the Beneteau First 40's that hit Australian waters in 2009 and took off running. Andy Saies, an orthopedic surgeon, represents the Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia, as does the 2010 Hobart winner and his major rival for the race, Secret Men's Business 3.5.The two make up only five South Australian yachts to win the Hobart since its inception in 1945.

In 2010, her second Hobart attempt was not to be when Two Truesuffered mast damage on her delivery to Sydney. Although generously loaned a mast by fellow Beneteau owner and then CYCA Vice Commodore, Howard Piggott, Saies made it to the Boxing Day start only to retire on the morning of the 28th December with engine problems which prevented the batteries being charged. He bounced back last year to finish equal 12th overall with fellow Beneteau F40,Lunchtime Legend, when the two finished with exactly the same corrected time.

Saies took the boat to third in IRC Division 2 at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2009, her major event debut, and Two Truewas named the CYCSA's Boat of the Year, having won the Musto Offshore Series. He continued on to Audi Victoria Week in January 2010, where he collected second in IRC Division 2 and followed up with a third at Lincoln Race Week in February. More recently, he has been racing in local waters as boat and crew prepare for the Hobart race


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Two True
Sail Number YC400
Owner Andrew Saies
Skipper Andrew Saies (7)
Navigator Brett Young (12)
Crew D Conigrave (1), M Hutton (5), L DeWit (5), R Human (16), J Flak (2), R Last (9)
State SA
Type Beneteau First 40
Designer Bruce Farr
Builder Beneteau
Construction Fibreglass
LOA 12.24
Beam 3.8
Draft 2.41