Aikin - Hames Sharley
Aikin was imported from Holland in 2011 by Caillin Howard and David Oliver, who for simplicity’s sake, removed the D from her original name Daikin. The rest of the name comes from the architectural company where Howard is the managing director, while Oliver is known to yachties as CEO of Musto. Both have relished a long association with Geoff Boettcher’s Secret Mens Business and Howard was aboard when ‘Boettch’ won the 2010 Hobart overall, but Oliver missed out after fracturing vertebrae days before the race. In 2013, both crewed Victoire to overall victory. Crew includes Nicholas Berenger, a French solo sailor and the sailing development expert at Musto who will help with navigation.
|Yacht Name||Aikin - Hames Sharley|
|Owner||Caillin Howard & David Oliver|
|Skipper||Caillin Howard (7)|
|Crew||C Ravell, A Puglisi, N Berenger, W van Riet, M Mead (1), J Mitton (2), D Oliver (7), S Dunn|