The Yachts




Tony Kirby launched his latest Patrice, a Ker 46, in November just prior to the 2013 CYCAs Cabbage Tree Island race, in which he finished fourth overall after leading the fleet to the Island.  Next he won the Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship and finished second in IRC Division 1 of the CYCA Trophy Series.  Kirby was devastated when he felt it prudent to retire from the Rolex Sydney Hobart when he discovered minor hull damage, but his earlier results from the CYCA Trophy and the Port Hacking to Bird Island Race were enough to help claim the newly reinstated Southern Cross Cup with team members Victoire and Wild Rose.  Back racing at the Festival of Sails in January, Kirby was second in IRC Division 1 and placed second in division at both the NSW and Australian IRC Championships.

Fresh off winning the 2017-2018 CYCA Blue Water Championship, Kirby has set his sights firmly on an overall win in the Ponant Sydney Noumea Yacht Race.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Patrice
Sail Number 360
Owner Tony Kirby
Navigator Richard Grimes
Crew B Sinton, B Taylor, G Harland, A Goode, B Maizey, C Gundy, M Finck Diaz, R Sparrey
State NSW
Type Ker 46
Designer Ker Yacht Design
Builder McConaghys
Construction GRP
LOA 13.9
Beam 4.5
Draft 3.4