- The Yachts
Sam Haynes bought his latest Celestial, the former Audi All4One/Beecom/Temptation III/Ambition, in the run-up to the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart and placed 14th that year. Last year’s race ended in devastation for the Sydney vet and CYCA Vice Commodore when his overall win ended in a protest and a drop to second place. Celestial has since placed third in the Gladstone Ports Corporation Brisbane to Gladstone, sixth in the Noakes Sydney Gold Coast, fifth in the Flinders Islet Race and sixth in the slow Bird Island Race. Haynes is looking to replicate the incredible success he has enjoyed with all his Celestials in this year’s race.
In 2018, Haynes sailed his former Celestial to 17th in the Hobart (second best placed TP52) to finish second the Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore (BWPS). In 2017 he placed ninth and runner-up in the BWPS. In 2016, the yachtsman was 16th for a divisional third, and in 2015 placed 29th for divisional third (his first Hobart with the yacht). With another former Celestial, a Rogers 46, Haynes was second in the 2012 BWPS and won all three (IRC/ORCi/PHS) crowns in the 2014 BWPS, including winning the Sydney Gold Coast. He was 11th for second in Division 2 in the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart, following on from third in the 2013 race. Haynes and crew have the runs on the board that make them contenders for the Tattersall Cup.
|Skipper||Sam Haynes (11)|
|Navigator||James Dagge (2)|
|Crew||Lewis Brake (2), Callum Cecil (7), David Chapman (7), Troy Grafton (19), Robert Greenhalgh (5), Josh Junior, Jack Macartney (9), Frank O’Leary (9), Malcolm Parker (15), Luke Payne (1), Lindsay Stead (12), Harry West (1), Wulf Wilkens (2)|