The Yachts

Luna Sea

Luna Sea


James Cameron raced Luna Sea in the Rolex Sydney Hobart last year and scored a good 26th overall and fifth overall in division. It was good, because the race really did not play into the hands of the little boats, which were buffeted on two different parts of the course.

Finished third overall in the 2013 Gosford-Lord Howe Island Race and since, Cameron has been racing in local events and in the CYCA’s Blue Water Pointscore Series. With four races in the bag, Cameron is eighth overall, as he did not sail in the first race of the series, the Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, but finished fourth, seventh and sixth in the following Flinders Islet,  Bird Island and Cabbage Tree Island races respectively.   

Despite her diminutive 35 feet, Luna Sea has proved her worth, time and again, thanks to Australian designer, Robert Hick, so Cameron knows he has a good boat in the former AFR Midnight Rambler purchased from Ed Psaltis and Bob Thomas, who won the tragic 1998 Hobart overall. They in turn purchased from the original owner, Bruce Taylor, when known as Chutzpah.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Luna Sea
Sail Number 8339
Owner James Cameron
Skipper James Cameron (2)
Crew B Smith, N Dyer (1), R Garner, A Mahoney (2), M Dousset, M Mahoney (2), D Parnham (1)
State NSW
Club DSC
Type Hick 35
Designer Robert Hick
Builder Robert Hick
Construction GRP
LOA 10.5
Beam 3.3
Draft 2.1