Dark and Stormy
Terry Kourtis and Stuart Mellington sailed Dark and Stormy to 60th overall and 16th in Division 3 in their first Sydney Hobart together last year, so the crew have set their sights on another challenge by doing the race again. A custom built Iain Murray 37, she was bought from Bruce Staples in late 2011 and raced out of Sandringham Yacht Club for the last six years with success, winning the Winter, Summer and Around the stick series’. She also finished on the podium in the 2016 Melbourne to Stanley Race. Her owners say she is a fast yacht and always throws the crew a challenge. Stuart Mellington’s son Michael joins them for their second Hobart together, while son-in-law to be, Tom Buxton, gets his first dose. Waste Wise Environmental has helped put Dark & Stormy to sea again this year.
|Yacht Name||Dark and Stormy|
|Owner||T Kourtis & S Mellington|
|Skipper||Stuart Mellington (1) & Terry Kourtis (1)|
|Crew||B Waters, P Moore (1), T Foote (1), R Tatti, T Buxton, M Mellington (2), L Hulley|