The Yachts

Luna Blue

Luna Blue
Category Placing
Fully Crewed PHS 6
Corinthian - PHS 15
Line Honours 38
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One of a few boats new to the Rolex Sydney Hobart, last year, Luna Blue was bought by John Turnbull and David Watson (former owners of the yacht Reverie, the RPAYC blue water champions in 2013/2014 and runner-up the following season), and Andrew Silk.  Launched in November 2008, this Beneteau First 45 was purchased out of Adelaide where it had raced and was the fastest Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron entry in the 2009 Adelaide Port Lincoln Race.  Her now owners sailed Luna Blue from Adelaide to her new home on Pittwater.  Other Beneteau First 45s have done well in the 628 nautical mile race in the past with divisional placings, so no reason why this one can’t too.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Luna Blue
Sail Number 7809
Owner David Watson, John Turnbulll & Andrew Silk
Skipper John Turnbull
Navigator David Watson (1)
Crew Steve Kellaway (1), Patrick James, Michael Turnbull, John Nell, Bill Kay, Andrew Benefield, Peter Kelly, Andrew Spearritt
State NSW
Club Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club
Type Beneteau First 45
Designer Philippe Briand (Fra)
Builder Beneteau Yachts
Construction GRP
LOA 14.1
Beam 4.2
Draft 2.4