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Love & War

Love & War
Category Placing
Fully Crewed IRC 3
Fully Crewed IRC - Div 4 1
Fully Crewed ORCi 2
Fully Crewed ORCi - Div 3 1
Line Honours 23
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This famous classic Oregon and Maple built boat launched for Peter Kurts in 1973, can count among her many victories winning the Tattersall Cup three times: 1974, 1978 and 2006 – joining Freya as the only yachts to win the race three times.  Her last win came after Peter Kurts’ son Simon loaned her to Lindsay May.  Simon last raced her south in 2019, placing 64th overall for third in Division 7, with second in the Grand Veterans division, and before that, 2016 (15th overall, third in Division 4 and second in the Corinthian division) and 2014 (seventh overall and second in Division 4, winning the 30 year Veterans and placing second in the 20 year Veterans).  Love & War was the favourite of all yachts owned and raced by the late Peter Kurts in Australia and at the 1975 Admiral’s Cup, and the only one kept by him.  L ove & War still has what it takes to win


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Love & War
Sail Number 294
Owner Simon Kurts
Skipper Simon Kurts (21)
Sailing Master Stephen McCullum (24)
Navigator Joseph Earl (4)
Crew Peter Sheldrick (28), Erik Adriaanse (29), Michael Heenan (21), Phillip Kurts (5), Robert Woodman (1), David Powys, Kirk Mitchel, Matt Tomaszewski (3)
State NSW
Type S&S 47
Designer Sparkman & Stephens (USA)
Builder Quilkey
Construction Cold moulded
LOA 14.21
Beam 4.09
Draft 2.31