Daniel Farmer sails B52 out of Southport Yacht Club. The Murray 41 has done three Sydney Hobarts, this her first since the treacherous 1998 race when owned by Wayne Miller, when she was rolled and dismasted. Tasmanian Hughie Lewis took ownership of B52 and raced her to Hobart in 2000 (25th overall) and 2001 (19th). The boat, designed by Australia’s famed Iain Murray, has since undergone a major facelift and has a B52 bomber-themed hand airbrushed paint scheme done by Farmer himself. Apart from the Sydney Hobart, the yacht has done six Pittwater to Coffs series, with PHS second and third placings, including PHS first overall in 2012 when owned by Paul D’Olier. Since Farmer’s ownership, B52 has competed in the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race from 2015 to 2021 and the last three Brisbane to Keppel races, Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island race weeks.
|Skipper||Daniel Farmer (1)|
|Navigator||Barry Schoonenberg (2)|
|Crew||Andrew McHugh, Cedric Robillot, Cameron Boogaerdt, Tanja Prell, Mark MacAlister, Gregory Black (1), Jennie Backman, Kim Dowdney|
|Club||Southport Yacht Club|
|Designer||Iain Murray (Aus)|