"Pushing the limits. Pursuing victory. Team Azzurro."
Not only did we acquire Azzurro in pristine condition, but she also comes equipped with an extensive sail wardrobe meticulously prepared for the 2022 Sydney to Hobart. However, we won't stop there. We are determined to further optimise and fine-tune the boat for the journey down South.
Jack, a member of the QCYC and CYCA, is leading our team. Having honed his sailing skills at Rushcutters Bay beside the CYCA, Jack has competed in numerous regattas, including the CYCA winter series. His passion and experience are the driving force behind our pursuit of victory.
The S&S 34 design, known for its durability, forms the foundation of our campaign. We have taken this tough boat and supercharged it to its maximum potential. We confidently believe we can conquer our division, excel in the Corinthian category, and make our mark in IRC overall.
In a short span of owning Azzurro, we have already proven our mettle. We emerged victorious in ORCi and secured third place in IRC at the 75th B2G. Our accomplishments speak to our crew's skill and determination, comprising a blend of experienced sailors and youthful talent. With an average age under 30, our team boasts a wealth of ocean sailing experience, including solo circumnavigations, Sydney to Hobart, and Brisbane to Gladstone.
Azzurro's setup is refreshingly simple compared to technologically advanced boats, offering an absolute joy to sail. With just four winches, three halyards, and six clutches, coupled with an additional carbon fibre rudder and tiller, we
match the prowess of 40-footers even in challenging conditions.
As a privately owned yacht captained by a young skipper on a budget, we rely on skill and determination rather than excessive funds to stay competitive.
Azzurro proves that age is just a number, as this 42-year-old design outperforms state-of-the-art racing yachts. It's no wonder a book was penned about Azzurro's remarkable story, aptly titled "The Smallest Boat of All."
Join us on this thrilling journey as we strive for greatness aboard Azzurro. Our team embraces the challenge, and our unwavering spirit will propel us towards triumph. Let's show the world that even the littlest boat can achieve the extraordinary.