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Primitive Cool

Primitive Cool
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Primitive Cool is a Reichel Pugh 51 purpose built for offshore racing. She is the former Tattersall Cup winner of the 2010 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race as Secret Mens Business. John Newbold has owned Primitive Cool since 2013 and has successfully campaigned the yacht in Melbourne and Sydney.

In 2015 the yacht finished the race 4th overall and 2nd place in IRC Division 1 in testing conditions. Given heavy running and/or reaching conditions and a modicum of luck, Primitive Cool is still capable of a podium finish amongst a star-studded IRC 50’ Division 1. The yacht will again represent Sea Shepherd in her offshore pursuits, an organisation that is revered by all members of the Primitive Cool family.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Primitive Cool
Sail Number S777
Owner John Newbold
Skipper John Newbold (1)
State VIC
Type RP51
Designer Reichel Pugh
Builder Hart Marine
Construction GRP
LOA 15.61
Beam 4.40
Draft 3.33