The Yachts

Komatsu Azzurro

Komatsu Azzurro
Category Placing
IRC 52
IRC - Div 7 1
ORCi 23
ORCi - Div 5 3
Veterans 2
Corinthian - IRC 11
Corinthian - PHS 18
Line Honours 133
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1969 saw S&S 34 Morning Cloud win the prestigious Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Shane Kearns, owner of Azzurro, is certain that his immaculately restored sister ship can take this honour 50 years later. With a famous history borne from a long and successful association with the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (then known as Shenandoah II), Kearns has successfully campaigned Azzurro since 2014, twice winning the Sydney to Gold Coast Race, and taking a 3rd overall in the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and winning ORCi and Corinthian divisions outright. 


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Komatsu Azzurro
Sail Number 3430
Owner Shane Kearns
Skipper Shane Kearns (15)
Sailing Master James Nixon (25)
Navigator Duncan McRae (18)
Crew A Herington (5), C Mckinlay, M Doherty (17)
State NSW
Type S & S 34
Designer Sparkman Stephens
Builder Swarbrick Bros
Construction GRP
LOA 10.1
Beam 3.1
Draft 1.9