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2002 plan de Murray ROSS.

Bateau finit par lui même. avec l'aide de plans fournis par Merfyn Owen, structures, quille pendulaire, dérives et safrans.

2002 Tasman Race: 1er Toutes classes. Éq: ?, Phil BOWER
Course annuelle traversant la Mer de Tasmanie, longue de 1500 milles entre la Nouvelle Zélande et l’Australie.
27 April, Tranz Tasman, Sydney-New Zeland doublehanded: DNF/??, éq: Noel ELLIOT, returning to Wollongong.
'Wild Child - 2002 Tranz Tasman race' Andrea Francolini Photography ©

Espére faire la Transat 6.50 2003 avec une wild card.

2008 Received from James "Jimmy" Chilman (2017) "These pictures where taken in 2008 at Brighton in Melbourne Australia."

2011 Found on one forum somewhere...:
Posted 21 October 2011 - 03:16 AM, From Stubby: "This boat just turned up at Sandringham. Anybody know who's it is and what's happening with it?
in UK??

2017 September, For Sale, $45,000 or near offer.  This boat cost over $250,000 to build and set up for trans ocean racing while being a very fast round the buoys boat. It is well maintained and ready to sail with top gear and sails, plus a registered custom trailer. Wild Child is a seriously fast boat in the famous Transat Mini class and is fully loaded for day sailing, round the buoys or ocean racing.  This is a custom built all carbon/kevlar hull with top Harken gear, Ullman sails. Can be sailed as a sports boat (SMS) or under IRC ( it has an IRC rating), AMS or PHS handicap.  Has completed a trans Tasman race to NZ.  The Mini Transat class is an ocean racing class designed for single or double handed offshore racing but can be raced with a crew of 4 or 5. They are very fast and perform extremely well in round the buoys races, esp with extra offshore equipment removed to reduce weight. It is a huge class in Europe with the premier race being the annual transatlantic race from Lorient in France to Brazil via the Canary Islands. Also a double handed Fastnet race.  There is a small but growing number of Minis in Australia. These boats are renowned for their speed and safety.  Refer - www.classemini.com. This boat is a Transat Mini prototype designed by Murray Ross/Owen Clark. Ross designed the hull, Merf Owen designed the structure, rudders, canting keel and canard. Owen is famous for designing many ocean racers including Open 60s.  Wild Child is very fast off the wind but is not just a downhill sled! It is also very fast upwind and its IRC rating reflects all this. It is very responsive and tuneable. The canting keel and self steering have wireless remote controls allowing fast short hand tacking and gybing.  This boat is designed for solo sailing with remote controls on the self steering and keel canting, but can be sailed with a crew for tight round the buoys racing. The spin pole, spinnakers and code 0 can be launched for the cockpit. Ditto with reefing the main.  Ii has been little used in the past few years but has been very well maintained and is in excellent condition.  The hull is all carbon/foam sandwich, kevlar cockpit floor.  Canting keel - canting by electric motor with remote control. All Harken fittings. 4 x Harken winches, 2 x Plastimo tactical compasses, Full width traveler, dual rudders, Whale Spar alloy mast and boom, triple spreaders, rod rigging. Dual Spectra runners. Carbon spin pole and spin guy outriggers, Sails - Ullman inshore jib - excellent condition, - Ullman mainsail - fully battened, 3 reefs - good condition, - Ullman offshore jib - slab reefing - good condition, - ullman code 0 - V good condition - little used. Dimension polyant, - masthead spinnaker excellent condition 130m2 - 2 smaller reaching spinnakers excellent condition 65m2, 75m2 - storm sails - main and jib - unused. Raymarine self steering, wind, depth, speed, with wireless remote control.  VHF radio, GPS ( NSW card), Wireless remote controls for keel canting.  Two bunks, Dual gel batteries ... INCLUDED IN PRICE - registered dual axle galv steel trailer with custom cradle. The boat is easily transported behind a full size car or FWD. NOTE. A new North radial mainsail may be made available at extra cost. 

2024 Février, port de Geelong Australie, photos reçues de Esteban,

February, picture received from Ryan Walker,