Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club CEO, Paul O’Rourke, chose the 75th running of the Sydney Hobart to debut Mako in the race and placed 60th overall. He returned in 2021 but retired with mainsail damage. Mako is a regular at home events after a large syndicate from NCYC bought the boat in 2018, to compete in races and regattas on the east coast. The owners now take it in turns to skipper at the various events on the east coast of Australia. The Sydney 40 was built for the 1999 Admiral’s Cup, where she was part of the winning Dutch team, sailing as Trust Computer Products. She is the former Questionable Logic, and as Pride has raced in several Fastnet races.
|Skipper||Greg Busch (8)|
|Navigator||Adrian Kiely (9)|
|Crew||Marcus Busch, Hugh Dodds (1), Tim Dodds (1), Simon Macks (3), Mark Nugent, Oonagh O’Donovan (4), Steve Robinson (5)|
|Club||Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club|
|Designer||Murray Burns Dovell|