The Yachts

Black Sheep

Black Sheep (reflecting her owners’ surname) was among the first entries received for this year’s Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race. They finished 28th overall and third in Division 3 in last year’s race.   Brothers Martin and Derek Sheppard were named 2014 Ocean Racing Rookies following a great Blue Water Point Score season in 2013 as new yacht owners when they finished seventh overall and second under ORCi. Had a somewhat disappointing 10th overall in Division 2 of the CYCA trophy, and 40th overall and 16th in Division 3 of the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart to finish 13th overall in the 2014 BWPS with the boat previously sailed as Honeysuckle. The brothers want to put that behind them and start anew in the 2015 BWPS.  

 

Competitor Details

Name Black Sheep
Sail Number 33345
Owner Derek & Martin Sheppard
Skipper Derek Sheppard
Crew A Bracken, S Sellers, B Hardy, S Garrie, D Souter, M Sheppard, T Rodwell, W McKinnon, M Jones, K Bennett, M Ivaneza, P Lee, T Curry
State NSW
Club WYC/CYCA
Type Beneteau 45
Designer Phillippe Briand
Builder Beneteau
LOA 13.7
Beam 4.2
Draft 2.7