|Designers||Alfred Edward "Bill" Luders Jr. (USA), Ernest B. Fay|
|Builder||Ian Perdrieau (AUS)|
|1st certificate issued||1973|
|Original boat name||Antares|
|Original sail number||029|
|Current location||Newport (RPAYC), Pittwater, NSW (AUS)|
- Question about potential sister-ships - 22.02.2008 by Site Administrator
- Is it a sister-ship of FRA-045a / SUI-123 and of SUI-124 ?
Be be only from the same design family as these two ones are of 1979...
- Note received from Gordon Hinds, 21.02.2008 - 22.02.2008 by Site Administrator
- I notice the mighty Antares is missing from your list...
Built tin 1973 with the distinctive canoe bow it was an Ernie Fay/Luders(?) collaboration.
I owned her from 1989 to 1994 with Michael MacMahon and sailed in the 1991(?) worlds off Palm Beach achieving a credible 11th place.
We then won the Australian Championships against much new designs in 1993.
She is extremely fast on a windward/leeward course, but was extremely slow on the reaching triangle courses that have now long gone.
She is still sailing in Sydney Harbour and when I ever get rich and famous again I will buy her and campaign her in Europe. There is a sister ship in Norway I believe
She is a rocket ship!
9 Stephen Street, Paddington, gordon[at]thpads.com
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|Sail#||Boat name||Owner name|
|AUS-029||"Antares"||Gordon Hinds (1989-1994)|
|AUS-029||"Antares"||Michael Polkinghorne (?-2007)|
|AUS-029||"Antares"||Mark Hunter (2007-?)|
|AUS-029||"Antares"||David Bray (2013-2014)|
|AUS-029||"Antares"||Not disclosed (2014-?)|
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