Showdown is a Ker 40 that has been modified by new owner Drew Carruthers. Carruthers has looked to optimise the boat for two-handed racing, adding water ballast and reducing the sail wardrobe. Joined by co-skipper Jim Close in 2023, the two have plenty of experience, with Carruthers having extensively campaigned mutihulls up and down the east coast. Close has competed in multiple round the world yacht races including two editions of the Whitbread Race in the 1990s and a Volvo Ocean Race in 2001-02.
|Yacht Name||Showdown (TH)|