|Berthed||Kettering Yacht Club, Tasmania|
|Sail Number||A 55|
|Previous Owners||Craig Escott, Baiden Smith & Ruth Milligan|
The Yacht’s Story
From Baiden Smith & Ruth Milligan:
85 Winner Melb-Hobart,
89 Syd-Hobart 1st IMS Div C,
88 Syd-Hobart 1st Div D, 3rd IOR Div-D.
90 Syd-Whitsunday 1st. Syd-Hob1st IMS.
92 Syd-Hob 2nd Div D. Jupiter Syd-Southport 3rd Div D.
Many Syd-Hob, Mel-Hob all these races by Reg and Craig Escott. Now Solandra is cruising the D’entrecasteaux Channel- The grand old lady is in retirement for the moment.
Also, Solandra (previous owner Craig Escott) won the 98 and 99 Maria Island Race, a 189nm race conducted by the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. The course is down the Derwent River, across Storm Bay to round Tasman Island then north to Maria Island before returning to Hobart.
See Escott%20Craig.pdf for a Police interview about when Solandra was knocked down in the “98 Sydney to Hobart.
Toms reference can be found at http://www.equipped.org/sydney-hobart/Volume%2010.htm – Escott
Please read – this really talks about the limits our boats can cope with