The Yachts


Category Placing
Fully Crewed PHS
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Line Honours
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Newcastle Cruising Yacht (NCYC) CEO Paul O’Rourke chose the 75th running of the Sydney Hobart in 2019 to represent his club with Mako and they placed 60th overall.  Formerly Questionable Logic, this Sydney 40 was built for the 1999 Admiral’s Cup and was part of the winning Dutch Team, sailing as ‘Trust Computer Products’. It was also known as Pride and raced in several Fastnet races.  In 2018 it was bought by a large syndicate out of NCYC to compete in regattas on the east coast.  The owners take it in turns to skipper the boat at various events on the east coast of Australia and it works for them.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Mako
Sail Number N40
Owner Paul O'Rourke
Skipper Tim Dodds
Navigator Adam Manders
Crew Paul O’Rourke (1), Greg Busch, Simon Macks, Hugh Dodds, Adrian Kiely, John Searl, Steve Robinson (4), Jack Buchan
State NSW
Club Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club
Type Sydney 40
Designer Murray Burns Dovell
Builder Bashford Yachts
Construction GRP
LOA 12.0
Beam 3.7
Draft 2.6