The Yachts

Teasing Machine

Teasing Machine


Eric De Turckeim's NMYD 54 Teasing Machine is one of the top international contenders in this year's race.  As Vice Commodore of the Royal Ocean Racing Club, De Turckeim has been crowned the overall winners of the RORC Transatlantic Race twice, in 2017 and again this year.  They then backed up their win at the 2023 RORC Myth of Malham Race. The yacht also claimed victory in the 2022 Rolex Middle Sea Yacht Race.

De Turckheim came agonisingly close to winning the Rolex Sydney Hobart in 2015, when his previous boat under the same name enjoyed strong winds in the first 24 hours to race down the south coast of NSW but things changed when the yacht hit the notoriously fickle Derwent River.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Teasing Machine
Sail Number FRA8668
Owner Eric De Turckheim
Skipper Eric De Turckheim (2)
Sailing Master Laurent Pages (2)
Navigator Aymeric Chappellier (1)
Crew Alexandre Pallu (2), Bertand Castelnerac (2), Christian Ponthieu, Gabriele Olivo (4), Jerome Teillet (2), Paco Lepoutre, Quentin Bouchacourt, Quentin Le nabour
State France
Type NMYD 54
LOA 16.5
Beam 4.6
Draft 3.43