Ariel retired from the 2021 Rolex Sydney Hobart with main damage on the first night. Before that, Ron Forster last took the Beneteau First 40 south in 2017 and placed 34th overall to win Division 3. In 2016, she finished 21st for third in Division 3. Forster and Damp were thrilled to finish third overall in the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart after finishing 29th in 2013 and 28th in 2012. The Ariel crew is, as is usual, limbering up in the Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore ahead of the main event. They finished a good 11th overall for second in Division 3 in the Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race.
|Owner||Ron Forster / Phil Damp|
|Skipper||Ron Forster (7)/Phil Damp (5)|
|Navigator||John Naylor (9)|
|Crew||Craig Bathie (3), Cooper Ellis (2), Duncan Kerin, Jensen Penney (4), Andrew Scott (15), Mathew Short (10), Maximilian Vos|
|Type||Beneteau First 40|