The Yachts




This is the last of the Margaret Rintoul’s built for Stan Edwards, a sailing figure of note during the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, who competed for Australia and internationally with previous Rintouls.  This one has competed in the Pittwater to Lord Howe and Pittwater to Coffs races, amongst her expansive repertoire with Edwards, and then with Graham Buckeridge and partners, who purchased it in 2007.   Melbourne sailor Damien King owns the yacht now, with its composite hull of epoxy/Kevlar over balsa core, a keel and rudder developed from America's Cup technology and a carbon fibre mast.

During the ‘90s, King campaigned in the Olympic 470 class.  He is better known these days as a dab Etchells sailor with an Australasian title and top three Etchells Worlds results.  Crew will include Olympic 470 gold medallist Mark Turnbull, and dab young sailors who crew for King on his Etchells; Eliza Solly, a past Olympic 49erFX campaigner and Jeremy O’Connell, a former Australian Sailing Squad member in the Laser and Lockie Dare, a good all-round dinghy sailor. King likes to travel in style, and the best news for the crew on his German Frers designed boat is that prominent Victorian publican, Matt Mullins, has promised the crew restaurant quality food.  Aren’t they lucky!


Competitor Details

Yacht Name MRV
Sail Number SYD5
Owner Damien King
Skipper Damien King (2)
Sailing Master Jeremy O’Connell
Crew Mark Turnbull, Ben Morrison-Jack (11), Eliza Solly, Lockie Dare, Grant Allen (2), Mark Byrne (4), Matt Mullins, Jonathan Orr (1)
State VIC
Club Sandringham Yacht Club
Type Frers 61
Designer German Frers (Arg)
Construction GRP
LOA 18.0
Beam 5.0
Draft 3.0