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Highly Sprung

Highly Sprung
Category Placing
Line Honours 36
IRC 39
IRC - Div 3 12
ORCi 32
ORCi - Div 3 5
Corinthian - IRC 4
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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

Name Highly Sprung
Sail Number AUS7771
Owner Mark Spring
Skipper Mark Spring
Sailing Master
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
Yacht Type Beneteau 45
Designer Philipe Briand
Builder Beneteau Yachts
Construction GRP
LOA 13.7
Beam 4.2
Draft 2.7