This famous aluminium boat, converted to a yawl in 1968, came from the USA to the race just once - in 1971 - and under her famous owner, Jim Kilroy, took line honours in just over three and a half days. Also took line honours in the 1966 Newport Bermuda and 1966 San Diego Acapulco races, won the 1969 Transatlantic Race from Newport to Cork, finished second on line in the 1969 Fastnet Race and took the double in the on the 1972 Trans-Tasman Race from Hobart to Auckland. Won and placed in many other races. Sydneysider Paddy Broughton bought the yacht in 2016 with his brother Keith, who resides in the UK, where the pair went to school.
Ahead of retracing the classic races the yacht had previously done, the Broughtons replaced the standing and running rigging, added new sails and tested all in the Rolex Fastnet Race. They finished 134th overall from over 300 entries, and 37th in a division of 60. Kialoa II was crewed by some of Broughton’s old Brindabella crew mates, including navigator Lindsay May and Tony Hearder – all booked for the Hobart, as is pro photographer, Dallas Kilponen, son of Kilroy’s abiding navigator , the late David ‘Fang’ Kilponen. Broughton was sailing Kialoa II from the UK to Sydney at the time of writing, joining an elite band to have competed in both the Fastnet and Sydney Hobart in the same year delivering to the venues under sail. The crew is supporting Movember and rocking the ‘70s theme by growing moustaches and wearing terry-towelling hats on Boxing Day.
Step two for Kialoa - 17 August 2017
|Yacht Name||Kialoa II|
|Owner||Patrick & Keith Broughton|
|Skipper||Patrick Broughton (10)|
|Navigator||Lindsay May (44)|
|Crew||G Jackson, I Goldsworthy (2), G Chessells (11), L Ratcliff, M Souter (13), S Major (2), T Hearder (31), A Cutler (11), D Sawdon, J Beaton (8), G White (5), J Hastie (7), K Broughton (2), D Kilponen (7), S McCullum (22), C Land|
|Designer||Sparkman & Stephens|