The Yachts


Category Placing
IRC - Div 2
ORCi - Div 2
PHS - Div 2
Line Honours
IRC - Fleet
ORCi - Fleet
PHS - Fleet
Line Honours - Fleet
* Click on the categories for full standings


Ron Forster and Phil Damp last headed south with Ariel in 2017 and placed 34th overall to win Division 3.  The previous year she finished 21st overall and third in Division 3 ahead of placing third overall, second in Division 3 and third overall in ORCi in the 2017 Sydney Gold Coast race.  Forster and Damp were thrilled to finish third overall in the 2014 Hobart after finishing 29th in 2013 and 28th in 2012.  The Ariel crew is, as is usual, limbering up in the Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore ahead of the main event.  In early November, they placed 14th overall and second in Division 2 of the Flinders Islet Race.  Ariel will be a strong contender if the weather is favourable.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Ariel
Sail Number A140
Owner Ron Forster / Phil Damp
Skipper Ron Forster (6) / Phil Damp (5)
State NSW
Type Beneteau First 40
Designer Bruce Farr
Builder Benteau
Construction GRP
LOA 12.6
Beam 3.9
Draft 2.5