The Yachts




This has been a very successful year for M3, owner Peter Hickson, skipper Brent Fowler and their crew, who produced a bag full of great results: fourth overall to win Division 1 in the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, 42nd overall for sixth in Division 1 in the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart and third on countback in Division 1 at Hamilton Island Race Week. For this year’s race, Hickson has teamed up with Geoff Hill, who has skippered his own boats in past Sydney Hobarts and in Asia. The entire crew is now looking forward to a strong result and will have a batch of other TP52’s to tussle with.

Peter Hickson purchased the former Stay Calm/Calm in September 2015 and blitzed the WA circuit. Crew suffered disappointment when M3’s forestay shredded just after the start of the 2015 Sydney Hobart and they retired. Under Victorian ownership from 2009 as Calm, the boat contested the Hobart in 2012 and was best placed TP52 in fifth overall, finishing fifth again in 2013. W.A’s Tony Mitchell was her next owner until Hickson bought the boat.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name M3
Sail Number AUS52
Owner Peter Hickson
Skipper Brent Fowler (1)
Navigator Cameron McKenzie
Crew S Schafer, P Hickson, M Pearce, P Marshall, E Adriaanse, G Hill, M Wheeler, M Kennedy, P Heyes, R Carlier (33), R Hudson, T McRae (8), B Van Munst, H West, J Feldmann, B Carnell (10)
State WA
Type TP52
Designer Farr
Builder Goetz
Construction Carbon
LOA 15.85
Beam 4.5
Draft 3.2