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Flying Cloud

Flying Cloud
Category Placing
Fully Crewed IRC 24
Fully Crewed IRC - Div 4 7
Fully Crewed ORCi 19
Fully Crewed ORCi - Div 3 6
Line Honours 28
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Flying Cloud was previously owned and regularly raced by Howard Piggott, a past CYCA Commodore, who made the boat’s racing debut in the Club’s Grant Thornton Short Ocean Autumn Pointscore 2010, eventually winning IRC Division 1.  Flying Cloud placed second in the CYCAs Spring Series in 2015 and won both races in the CYCA's 2015 Trophy Passage.  The Beneteau First 40 also competed in the 2018 Ponant Sydney Noumea Yacht Race and placed ninth overall.  Now with a new owner, David Myers, and based at Middle Harbour Yacht Club, Flying Cloud has entered the 2021 Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore in preparation for the yacht’s first Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.  George Martin, who skippered Flying Fish Arctos in the 2019 race, will skipper the boat south this year.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Flying Cloud
Sail Number 6808
Owner David Myers
Skipper George Martin (5)
Sailing Master David Myers (1)
Navigator Ivan Signorelli (5)
Crew Elizabeth Myers, Jessica Nuel, Andrew Stuckey (1), Matt Ackroyd, Ian Horrocks (2), Mike Hurst, Peter Schultz
State NSW
Type Beneteau First 40
Designer Bruce Farr
Builder Beneteau Yachts
Construction GRP
LOA 12.2
Beam 3.9
Draft 2.5