The Yachts

Swish

Swish

 

Swish, a Kernan 44 design, was 34th overall and fourth in Division 1 last year, after finishing 11th overall and fourth in Division 1 in 2014, bettering her 2013 result of 26th overall. Steven Proud’s best result for this race was fifth overall in 2009, which garnered him a Division 3 win. Finished fifth in IRC Division 1 and won ORCi and PHS at the 2015 SSORC, and took fourth overall in the 2016 Pittwater Coffs race. Proud recently won Division A1 in the Land Rover Winter Series, sailed in mainly very light breeze, when Swish is at her best. The yacht comes from the design board of Californian Tim Kernan and has a long waterline for her 44ft length. She has a moderately light displacement, high righting moment and plenty of sail area, making Swish an exciting yacht to sail. Receiving minor go-fast mods, she should be a force to be reckoned with. Young skiff/Moth/One Design sailor Joe Turner and tactician, Murray Gordon, join the crew.

 

Competitor Details

Yacht Name Swish
Sail Number 226
Owner Steven Proud
Crew A Tarnawski, B Allen, C Branson, I McKillop, J Turner, J Higgs, L Easey, M Gordon
State NSW
Club MHYC
Type ES44
Designer Kernan Yacht Design
Builder Eastport Sailing Yachts
Construction GRP Composite
LOA 13.4
Beam 3.7
Draft 2.8