The Yachts

Crux (TH)

Crux (TH)
Category Placing
2-Handed IRC 2
2-Handed ORCi 2
2-Handed PHS 2
2-Handed Line Honours 9
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Crux is the last S&S 34 ever built.  Her classical design, coupled with a modern vacuum infused vinyl ester construction, ensured she is a very capable cruiser/racer.  Owned by Carlos Aydos since 2018, she was previously known as Blondie and won the Fremantle to Geraldton race under that name. Aydos contested the CYCA’s Ocean Pointscore series and scored a third in the opening race.  He is a member of Manly Yacht Club where Crux gets out on the race track regularly and Peter Grayson is his offsider for the race.  Crux will join other lovely S&S designs in the race, most notably fellow S&S34, White Bay 6 Azzurro and Love & War, a three-time winner of the Sydney Hobart.  Both are sailing fully crewed, though.  In November, Crux contested the Two-Handed division of the Bird Island Race and placed sixth IRC overall, bettering that result in December’s Cabbage Tree Island Race with second overall in the Two-Handed IRC division.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Crux (TH)
Sail Number MYC8
Owner Carlos Aydos (1)
Skipper Carlos Aydos (1) / Peter Grayson (3)
State NSW
Club Manly Yacht Club
Type S&S 34
Designer Sparkman & Stephens (USA)
Construction GRP
LOA 10.1
Beam 3.1
Draft 1.9