Class 40 G.Verdier design. Built at Tyker yachts FR Nautisme France
Launched as ‘DESAFIO CABO DE HORNOS’ (Cape Horn Challenge) 2008
2nd in GOR 2008-9 skippered by Felipe Cubillos crew Jose Munoz.
Bought by Ross Field 2011 in Chile and refitted in Lymington UK at Berthon.
Re-named ‘HUPANE’ (Maori “step up”) Fastnet 2011 and GOR 2011-12
as ‘Buckley Systems’ but withdrew GOR following crew injury whilst leading.
Bought by Graham Dalton 2013 to compete in the 2014 GOR but event postponed.
Berthed in AKL since and has competed solo New Plymouth-Mooloolaba 2014
and solo return (G.Dalton) and SSANZ BOI regattas ANZAC 250 Route 66 since.
Boat is listed for sale at Owen Clarke, U.K.

Boat Name: Evolution Sails Hupane

Sail Number: 076

Yacht Club: Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron

Skipper: Joe Brownlee

Navigator: Scott Disley

Crew: Chris Skinner, Rodney Keenan, Tim Barton

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