The Yachts

Secret Mens Business 1

Secret Mens Business 1
Category Placing
IRC 63
IRC - Div 3 10
ORCi 59
ORCi - Div 3 17
Line Honours 83
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The original Secret Mens Business, designed by Murray Burns Dovell, built by Peter Bolton yachts in 1996, known as Secret Mens Business 1 (SMB1). Over the course of its many successful race campaigns, SMB1 has competed extensively in eastern seaboard off-shore races, including Blue Water Series, and 10 Sydney Hobart races. SMB1 was purchased by David De Coster and Sally Armati in May 2018, berthed at CYCA, where it has been optimised to maintain its competitive edge. The 75th Sydney Hobart will pave the way for many offshore campaigns entering into 2020 and beyond. David De Coster’s competitive nature and wealth of racing experience, including 15 Sydney Hobart races will lead a strong experienced crew to the finish line.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Secret Mens Business 1
Sail Number 8300
Owner David De Coster & Sally Armati
Skipper David De Coster (15)
Navigator David Eastwood (6)
Crew R Burns (29), C Dagger (15), S Armati (1), M Loader (2), S Lyons (1), M Warner, M Muir (2), B Morrow (9), M Giles
State NSW
Type Murray 42