The Yachts

Night Nurse

Night Nurse
Category Placing
IRC 43
IRC - Div 4 7
Line Honours 50
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Night Nurse is Farr 40 one-design, and according to her owner, Russell McCart, “She is a beautiful boat to sail and the most competitive one design keel boat class behind Etchells.” The Queensland yachtsman and his crew have campaigned up and down the coast for 10 years, including a few national championships and they take on the other Farr 40 one-designs in Queensland. McCart is perhaps best remembered for skippering the Volvo 60, Spirit of Mateship, in the 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart where they won their class. The crew was made up of wounded, injured, or ill existing and former Australian Defence Force personnel, known as ‘Brave Mates’, to raise money for the Mates4Mates charity. He has four Commandos on Night Nurse this year and a few old mates over 60 with whom he first did this race when they were all in their teens.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Night Nurse
Sail Number 9009
Owner Russell McCart
Skipper Russell McCart (10)
Crew T Malone, R Roberts, L Down (1), L McLean (5), M Cardinaels (2), S Pulbrook, O McKay, P Jones
State QLD
Type Farr 40