The Yachts

Naval Group

Naval Group
Category Placing
IRC 12
IRC - Div 0 3
Line Honours 2
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Naval Group is lead by Sean Langman, Managing Director of race sponsor Noakes Group and one of the nation’s best-known and most versatile sailors.  He has handled everything from 18-foot skiffs and 60ft trimarans to gaff-rigged classics, and has competed in 28 Hobarts.  Naval Group is the former Moneypenny, the last RP65 to be built by McConaghy’s in Australia, launched in 2008 for American Jim Swartz who competed in the Newport Bermuda Race, among other events.  11th in Line Honours in the 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart, this Noakes Sydney Gold Coast race is the beginning of Sean's campaign for a better result in this December's 75th race South.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Naval Group
Sail Number AUS1
Owner Sean Langman
Navigator Shaun McKnight
Crew B van Munster, E Bramich, J Alexander, J Ferris, L Goddard, N Edwards, P Langman, S Langman, S McKnight, T Costello
State NSW
Type Reichel Pugh 69
Designer Reichel Pugh
Builder McConaghy Boats
Construction Composite
LOA 21.5
Beam 4.8
Draft 4.8