Yachting Australia President and past CYCA Commodore Matt Allen launched his latest Ichi Ban – a Carkeek 60 – just one month prior to last year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart. Built in Dubai at Premier Composites and arriving in Australia in November 2013, Allen had limited time to fully test the boat, but she still impressed finishing eighth overall and third in division in the blue water classic. Allen has since campaigned Ichi Ban in many regattas and offshore races and has achieved some notable results this year, including taking line honours and winning overall at the CYCA’s Sydney Newcastle Race in February. He also finished third in division at the Sydney Harbour Regatta and at the Festival of Sails, and fourth in the Australian IRC Championship. In July, Ichi Ban finished fourth on line and fourth overall in the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race and finished second in IRC racing division of Airlie Beach Race Week in August.
|Yacht Name||Ichi Ban|
|Skipper||Matt Allen (26)|
|Crew||A Cahalan (3), A Merrington (7), C Garnett (12), D Conigrave (2), G Maguire (18), J Dann (3), J Rae (20), J Drummomd, S Nolan (14), T Ryan (7), T Sellars (7), W Sykes (2), S Wells (2), R Tyson, N Nicole, N Drennan|
|Designer||Carkeek Design Partners|