The Yachts

Ichi Ban

Ichi Ban
Category Placing
Line Honours 6
IRC - Div 1 2
ORCi 2
ORCi - Div 1 2
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The Botin 52 was built at Longitude Cero in Spain in 2017 and arrived into Australia in August of that year.

She has since then won the Australian IRC championships 2018 and 2019 and has regatta wins at Airlie Beach Race Week, Port Lincoln Regatta and Geelong Race Week.

Winner of the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and the CYCA's Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore for 2018/19 season.

Earlier this year, she was awarded the prestigious RORC Yacht of the Year for 2018, the first time this has ever been awarded to an Australian boat.

She has continued to be a dominant force both inshore and offshore on the Australian East Coast.


Competitor Details

Name Ichi Ban
Sail Number AUS001
Owner Matt Allen
Skipper Matt Allen
Sailing Master
Navigator Jonathan Drummond
Crew A Merrington, A Deeks, C Kosecki, C Nicholson, D Conigrave, G Maguire, J Paterson, J Rae, L Chapman, R Greenhalgh, S O'Rourke, T Sellars, W Sykes
State NSW
Yacht Type Botin 52
LOA 15.85
Beam 4.5
Draft 3.6