The Yachts

Nautical Circle


Robin Shaw last pointed Nautical Circle south to Hobart in 2019 and placed fourth in PHS Division 2 for seventh PHS overall. With Ian Prentice as skipper in 2013 and Shaw second in command, she finished 40th overall. These results followed a disappointing retirement in 2010, her first tilt at the race. Before the 2019 race, Shaw put the Archambault through her paces in the 2019 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race and finished PHS eighth, and IRC 12th in the Newcastle Bass Island Race. In between, Prentice competes in local events with good results. Man and boat will pit their performance against the likes of Reve and Flying Fish Arctos.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Nautical Circle
Sail Number A169
Owner Robin Shaw
Skipper Robin Shaw (3)
Sailing Master Ian Prentice (4)
Crew Timothy Bye (2), Alexander Bye, Mitchell Bye, Robert Palazzi (2), Dermot Ryan (2), David Holmes, Campbell Thornton (15), Adam Cameron (2)
State NSW
Type Archambault 40
Designer Joubert Nivelt (Fr)
Builder Archambault
Construction Fibreglass
LOA 12.0
Beam 3.8
Draft 2.4