Tilting at Windmills
Tilting at Windmills is a John Dory sloop built by Norman R Wright and Sons in 1994 that has been raced and cruised extensively in Australia, the South Pacific and Europe by the late Thorry Gunnersen, and his daughter Sarah Gunnersen-Dempsey. Sarah will take the boat south with a tight knit crew who have sailed together for many years both locally and globally. The yacht's race history includes several Rolex Sydney Hobart and Melbourne to Hobart yacht races, along with the Rolex Fastnet Race, Groupama New Caledonia Race and the Rolex Middle Sea Race. Notable results include second overall in the 2003 Rolex Sydney Hobart and second in division in the 1998 Sydney Hobart and multiple division placings in the Melbourne Hobart. The boat was awarded the Romola Cup by the Royal Cruising Club for most outstanding cruise in 2009, the first Australian yacht to do so, following a cruise into the Arctic Circle earlier that year.
|Yacht Name||Tilting at Windmills|
|Club||RCNP / RORC|
|Type||Joubert Mod. 42|