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.
|Yacht Name||Luna Blue|
|Owner||David Watson, John Turnbulll & Andrew Silk|
|Navigator||David Watson (1)|
|Crew||Steve Kellaway (1), Patrick James, Michael Turnbull, John Nell, Bill Kay, Andrew Benefield, Peter Kelly, Andrew Spearritt|
|Club||Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club|
|Type||Beneteau First 45|
|Designer||Philippe Briand (Fra)|