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White Bay 6 Azzurro

White Bay 6 Azzurro


The darling of the fleet, White Bay 6 Azzurro and owner Shane Kearns continue to impress. They placed fourth for second in division and won IRC Corinthian last year, coming close again to winning overall – and like the 2016 race, let down by conditions on rounding Tasman Island.

Under the name Komatsu Azzurro, she placed 52nd to win her division in the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart after placing 53rd in the previous two races. In 2016, she was 13th for second in division and in 2015, was third for second in division, with a Corinthian division win. Her first Rolex Sydney Hobart was as Quikpoint Azzurro in 2014 and she placed 33rd. This year, the S&S 34 placed second at the ORC Championship and 33rd in the Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race. Kearns continues to turn up in top places in races that otherwise favour the big boats.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name White Bay 6 Azzurro
Sail Number 3430
Owner Shane Kearns
Skipper Shane Kearns (17)
Navigator Duncan McRae (19)
Crew Ben Gray (2), Adrian Herrington (6), Jim Nixon (27), Michael Rowe (2)
State NSW
Type S & S 34
Designer Sparkman & Stephens (USA)
Builder Swarbrick Bros
Construction GRP
LOA 10.1
Beam 3.1
Draft 1.9