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Table of details and specifications of AUS-029
  Designers Alfred Edward "Bill" Luders Jr. (USA), Ernest B. Fay
  Builder Ian Perdrieau (AUS)
  1st certificate issued 1973
  Original boat name Antares
  Original country AUS
  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!
Gordon Hinds
9 Stephen Street, Paddington, gordon[at]

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Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of AUS-029
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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