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E4 SPIRIT OF SYDNEY,
à jour au: 2020
198? plan Ben Lexen
1986 7 mai, Qualification
New Zealand-Tahiti: 17 jours, Ian KIERNAN
"Offshore" Australian magazine,
BOC CHALLENGE: 8 à 9j - 4 à 4j - 7 à 10j - 5 à 6h = 6e/11 60' en 156j16h à 22j11h, Ian KERNIAN, Australie
1987 Janvier "L'Année
Bateaux", les bateaux vus par Guy Ribadeau-Dumas:
Photo reçu de Jules Benoit ou l'on voit le système
de doubles dérives: .
1990 Brisbane Gladstone race, 308 NM: ?e/??, Noel LEWIS
1994 "In the summer of 1994/95 Don and Margie McIntyre sailed her to Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica, with all the supplies and materials to install “Gadget Hut” where they wintered over for a year".
1996 December "Yachting
Hobart Yacht Race, Official Programme",
26 December, Sydney-Hobart: 4e/21 PHS corrected time 5d05h24', David PRYCE
2001 New owner,
"Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Official Programme",
26 December, Sydney-Hobart: 15e/16 PHS corrected time 5d13h52', Gerald FITZGERALD
2002 January, relocated to Chile to conduct expeditions to Antartica
2012 Photo reçue
de Jules Benoit de l'ancien "Spirit of Sydney" de Ian Kierman BOC
1986-87 qui fait du charter expéditions en Antarctique:
Photo trouvée dans un article sur Don MacIntyre en
2020 24 Febuary, Puerto
25 February, Ushuaia
From Spirit of Sydney website 2022 "Spirit
of Sydney is a 9-berth 60ft aluminum hulled yacht that was built for the 1986
BOC Challenge Race. She has been used for Antarctic sailing for every southern
summer since 1994 and has been skippered by Darrel Day and lately by Calypso
Spirit of Sydney was designed by Ben Lexcen and launched by the then Prime Minister of Australia, Bob Hawke in the euphoric era following Australia’s history breaking win of the America’s Cup with the Ben Lexcen designed Australia 2 and its famous winged keel. Ian Kiernan sailed Spirit solo around the world in the 1986 BOC Challenge and to his credit achieved 4th place against much lighter high-tech yachts, probably aided by the fact that his “land rover of the sea” suffered no structural failures and is a well-balanced ‘sweet’ yacht that handles well under auto pilot.
Spirit has been meticulously maintained and refitted, so that she has evolved on a yearly basis. The ever-on-going maintenance schedule covers many items from new sails, fore-stays and head-sail fullers to zodiacs imported from France. In 2004, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014 and 2019"
"Since 1994 Spirit has sailed in the southern ocean every year visiting Antarctica under the guise of various expeditions. In the summer of 1994/95 Don and Margie McIntyre sailed her to Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica, with all the supplies and materials to install “Gadget Hut” where they wintered over for a year. Since then she has made 50 Antarctic voyages and 7 Sub-Antarctic voyages. Past expeditions with her present owners have included the Steve Irwin film crew for Animal Planet, Oregon State University for Humpback whale tagging, Andrew MC Cauley’s epic kayak expedition from the tip of the peninsula to the Antarctic circle, Globe trekker’s film crew for Pilot Guides, HBO Vice HBO Munchies Gee-long Grammar School Antarctic expedition, The British Alpine Club, and numerous other expeditions with many wonderfully adventurous people of all likes".
Pictures from website, "Looking for a lead through the-Lemaire Channel"