The Yachts

SHK Scallywag 100

SHK Scallywag 100
Category Placing
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SHK Scallywag had to retire early in last year’s race with a broken bowsprit. After that, she went overseas, taking line honours in the Antigua Bermuda and Transatlantic races. She missed the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart; her new keel was not ready, and the crew was preoccupied with the VOR. The previous year, David Witt skippered Seng Huang Lee’s boat to third on line, and was one of a trio to break Wild Oats XI’s 2012 race record. Scallywag annihilated FfreeFire’s 2001 San Fernando race record by over 15 hours, setting a new record for the race from Hong Kong to the Philippines - and won overall. She finished monohull second on line to Rambler 88 in August’s Rolex Fastnet Race.  

Seng Huang Lee bought the former Ragamuffin from in 2016, making mods before breaking the Groupama Race monohull record that September for second overall. She then smashed Beau Geste’s (TP52) Hong Kong to Hainan record. As Ragamuffin, she contested her first Hobart in 2014, finishing third on line, then second on line in 2015. In the lead-up, she took line honours and broke the Hong Kong Vietnam Race record Fischer set with Ragamuffin 90 in 2013. The hull of this yacht was designed by Andy Dovell with input from Fischer and Witt, but her modified deck came from Investec Loyal, which Fischer purchased from Anthony Bell and raced to Hobart in 2012 and 2013.

 

Competitor Details

Yacht Name SHK Scallywag 100
Sail Number HKG2276
Owner Seng Huang Lee
State Hong Kong
Club RHKYC
Type Dovell 100
Designer Andy Dovell
Builder Ragamuffin Yachting
Construction Carbon
LOA 30.48
Beam 5.8
Draft 5.6