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Another Painkiller

Another Painkiller
Category Placing
IRC 87
IRC - Div 5 13
Corinthian - IRC 26
Line Honours 101
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Another Painkiller is a well campaigned Beneteau 44.7 sailed by an eclectic crew from the Southport Yacht Club (SYC). Another Painkiller is currently the SYC Offshore Club champion. She last raced to Hobart in 2017 finishing in the middle of the fleet. More recently she raced in this year’s Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Race. Another Painkiller was formerly known as Alacrity and her best Hobart result was a 16th overall and third in Division D in 2006. Rod West Another Painkiller’s Skipper competed in 50th Hobart and plans to bookend this with the 75th. He is joined this year by his daughter Nicole and another father and daughter combo, Barry and Jess Berg. Objectives for this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart include beating SYC rival Ocean Gem, and old Army mate Shane Kearns (Komatsu Azzurro).


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Another Painkiller
Sail Number 7447
Owner Rod West
Skipper Rod West (6)
Navigator Graham Costello
Crew B Schoonenberg, C Mazur (2), C Leahy, J Schoonenberg, M Ward, N West, R Wibaux, R Birch, R Brooks (1), W Penrose
State QLD
Club SYC
Type Beneteau 44.7
Designer Bruce Farr
Builder Beneteau
Construction GRP
LOA 13.4
Beam 3.8
Draft 2.7