The Yachts


Category Placing
IRC 12
IRC - Div 1 2
ORCi 12
ORCi - Div 1 2
Line Honours 7
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Celestial finished 19th overall and ninth in Division 1 in the 2016 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race. Sam Haynes purchased the TP52 originally known as Glory, then Wot Now, Shogun, Vamos and finally Fomo. Among others, Celestial will take on six other TP52s in this race. Celestial was ninth overall in the 2016 Blue Water Pointscore Series, 16th in the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and third in Division 1. With his previous Celestial, a Rogers 46 (now racing as The Goat II), Haynes won the 2014 Gold Coast race overall, his closest rivals were the much larger Black Jack and Wild Oats XI. Haynes went on to claim the BWPS under IRC and ORCi, of which the Gold Coast is the series opener. He also sailed to 11th overall and second in Division 2 in the 2014 Hobart and third overall in the 2013 race, with a second overall under ORCi. 


Competitor Details

Name Celestial
Sail Number 6952
Owner Sam Haynes
Sailing Master Sean Kirkjian
Navigator Duncan Rutherford
Crew D Meincke, S Francis, C Cecil, K Groves, C Janes, T Grafton, W Haynes, J Smith, L Hornsby, W Howard, L Easey, N Holder
State NSW
Type TP 52
Designer Judel Vrolijk
Builder Hakes Marine
Construction Carbon
LOA 15.85
Beam 4.4
Draft 3.2