The Yachts

Secret Mens Business 1

Secret Mens Business 1
Category Placing
Fully Crewed IRC 23
Fully Crewed IRC - Div 3 5
Fully Crewed ORCi 17
Fully Crewed ORCi - Div 2 7
Line Honours 21
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The original Secret Mens Business, designed by Murray Burns Dovell, built by Peter Bolton yachts in 1996, known as Secret Mens Business 1. Over the course of its many successful race campaigns, Secret Mens Business 1 has competed extensively in eastern seaboard offshore races, including the Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore, and 10 Sydney Hobart races. Secret Mens Business 1 was purchased by David De Coster and Sally Armati in May 2018, berthed at CYCA, where she has been optimised to maintain her competitive edge. David De Coster’s competitive nature and wealth of racing experience, including 16 Sydney Hobarts, will lead a strong experienced crew to the finish line.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Secret Mens Business 1
Sail Number 8300
Owner David De Coster & Sally Armati
Skipper David De Coster (16)
Navigator Brian Aldridge
Crew Stuart Dawe (1), Sean Inkley, Bruce Morrow, Steven Ewin, Chris Matthews (14), Mark Loader, Michael Davies, Michael Giles
State NSW
Type Murray 42
Designer Murray & Associates (Aus)
Builder Peter Bolton Yachts
Construction GRP
LOA 12.8
Beam 3.8
Draft 2.8