Historical facts

Historical facts

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Historical facts from 1958 to 2019

First Blue Water Champion

  • Siandra
    Skipper: Graham Newland
    Design: Lion 35'

2020 Blue Water Champion

  • Gweilo (Matt Donald and Chris Townsend)

2020 Cape Byron Pointscore Champion
  • Ichi Ban (Matt Allen)
2020 Tasman Performance Series Champion
  • Celestial (Sam Haynes)

2020 Bass & Flinders Series Champion
  • Moneypenny (Sean Langman)

Multiple Winners
Blue Water Champion
  • Ragamuffin, Syd Fischer (Australia) - 9 times - 1968/9, 1969/70, 1970/1, 1976/7, 1977/8, 1997/8, 1998/9, 2007/8 (not all the same boat, but all owned by Syd Fischer)
  • Kings Cross - 1990/1, 1991/2, 1992/3, 1995/6
  • Wild Oats/AMP Wild Oats/Wild Rose, Roger Hickman (Australia) - 1993/4, 1994/5
  • Cadence - 1965/6, 1966/7
  • Atara - 1995/6, 1999/2000
  • Quest, Bob Steel (Australia) - 2002/3, 2009/10
  • Loki, Stephen Ainsworth (Australia) - 2010/11, 2012/13
  • Ichi Ban, Matt Allen (Australia) - 2018/2019, 2019/2020
Race records
Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race (384nm)
  • Open - Wild Oats XI (The Oatley Family) - 22 hours, 33 minutes and 46 seconds set in 2012

  • Conventional ballast - Loki (RP63) (Stephen Ainsworth) - 1 day, 2 hours, 52 minutes and 39 seconds set in 2012

Flinders Island Race (90nm)
  • Open - Comanche (Jim Cooney/Samantha Grant) - 6 hours, 28 minutes and 20 seconds set in 2018
  • Conventional ballast - Koa (TP52) (Peter Wrigley/Andrew Kearnan) – 7 hours, 30 minutes and 19 seconds set in 2017

Newcastle Bass Island Race (215nm)
  • Open - Comanche (Jim Cooney/Samantha Grant) - 18 hours, 34 minutes and 38 seconds set in 2018
  • Conventional ballast - Ichi Ban (Carkeek 60) (Matt Allen) – 20 hours, 52 minutes and 49 seconds set in 2014

Cabbage Tree Island Race (180nm)
  • Open – Wild Oats XI (Bob Oatley) – 12 hours, 15 minutes and 55 seconds set in 2012

  • Conventional ballast – Ichi Ban (Carkeek 60) (Matt Allen) – 13 hours, 23 minutes and 10 seconds set in 2015

Bird Island Race (85nm)
  • Open - Comanche (Jim Cooney/Samantha Grant) - 6 hours, 8 minutes and 27 seconds set in 2018
  • Conventional ballast - Loki (RP63) (Stephen Ainsworth) – 6 hours, 38 minutes and 56 seconds set in 2011

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (628nm)
  • Open – LDV Comanche (Jim Cooney/Samantha Grant) – 1 day, 9 hours, 15 minutes and 24 seconds set in 2017

  • Conventional ballast – Ichi Ban (TP52) (Matt Allen) – 1 day, 19 hours, 10 minutes and 20 seconds set in 2017