The Yachts

Yeah Baby

Yeah Baby
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This will be the 10th Sydney-Hobart for twin brothers Louis and Marc Ryckmans who bought the former Audi Sunshine Coast in 2014 and renamed it Yeah Baby. Previous owner, Rod Jones was 1st in IRC Division 1 in the 2013 Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race and 3rd on line honours in the 2013 Gosford Lord Howe Island race. Last year, in June 2018, Yeah Baby finished 2nd on line honours and 2nd overall in the Ponant Sydney Noumea Race. Yeah Baby won line honours for boats 50 feet and under in the 2017 Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race. In 2014, Yeah Baby finished 4th in IRC Division 1 in the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart. Yeah Baby was 14th on line honours in the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart in 2015 and 4th in IRC Division 2 in the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart. Rejoining Marc & Louis Ryckmans for this year’s race (with ambitions of a podium finish) are their regular international crew Ola Strand Andersen, Edgardo Vieytes and Luca Antonini as well as local sailing identity Campbell Geeves.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Yeah Baby
Sail Number A5
Owner Marc & Louis Ryckmans
State NSW
Type Welbourn 50
Designer Hugh Welbourn
Builder Boatspeed
Construction Composite
LOA 15.2
Beam 4.6
Draft 3.0