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Highly Sprung

Highly Sprung
Category Placing
IRC 39
IRC - Div 3 12
ORCi 32
ORCi - Div 3 5
Corinthian - IRC 4
Line Honours 36
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Highly Sprung is the third yacht and the second with this name owned by legend Mark Spring. She is a Beneteau First 45 and has had a strong race record with previous owner Paul Clitheroe as Balance.

Mark took delivery of Highly Sprung at Hamilton Island 2018 and with a un-balanced crew achieved a third in her IRC division on the first weeks outing. Highly Sprung has recently picked up a first in IRC, ORCI and PHS in the recent 2019 Pittwater to Paradise race.



Competitor Details

Yacht Name Highly Sprung
Sail Number AUS7771
Owner Mark Spring
Navigator Bruce Kelly
Crew A Hardy, C Banister, K Sullivan, M Lumsdaine, P Peterson, P West, S Butler, S Poole, S Daniel, T Longstaff, T Poole
State NSW
Type Beneteau 45
Designer Philipe Briand
Builder Beneteau Yachts
Construction GRP
LOA 13.7
Beam 4.2
Draft 2.7