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Nautor’s Swan 46
Sail Number: 
46117
CF or Registration Number: 
1193590
Rig: 
Sloop
LOA: 
46.09
Draft: 
7.50
Beam: 
14.01
Spinnaker Description(s): 
A2, A3, A4
Topside/Deck Colors: 
White topside, blue stripes, partial teak
Hailing Port: 
San Francisco
Usual Boat Location: 
Sausalito
Nationality: 
US
Yacht Club: 
Inverness Yacht Club
Owner/Charterer: 
Free LLC
Divisions and Prizes
Assigned Division: 
Division Desired: 
Fully Crewed
First Pac Cup: 
Yes
Applying for Best First Passage?: 
Yes
Qualifying Sail Details: 
Our Qualifying Sail was From Friday 27th, 19.00 to Sunday 29th 04.00. On board were 4 members of our Pac Cup crew: Christian Doegl, Mark Werder, Don McIlraith and Benoit Steiner. Winds were between 2kn and 20kn with moderate swell. Average speed was 5.3 with top speed 12kn. Total distance was 176 nm and the voyage took 33:12 hours. Start was the Boat Slip at Schoonmaker Marina. We hoisted sails outside the Sausalito channel and turned off engine. In light winds we sailed out to Lightship buoy and then parallel to the coast up to approximately height of Bodega Bay. There we turned West to the Pacific Ocean for another 3 hours. Approximately 10 to 15 miles west of the Farallons we turned south and hoisted our A3 Spinnaker for a long downwind leg approximately height of Half-moon Bay or slightly south of it. From there we sailed parallel to the southern shipping channel up to the Lightship Buoy where we had our 150nm well achieved.

2018 Crew

Christian Doegl - Skipper
Chris Vaughan - Watch Captain
Mark Werder - Watch Captain
Marc Vandenplas - Driver
Benoit Steiner - Trimmer
Will Deutsch - Navigator
Sandra Sandqvist - Trimmer

2018 Crew

Listed below are the crew for this boat, their stated positions, and their percent complete rating. Certain waivers are processed manually by our back office and may be delayed in being counted toward completeness.
% Complete
Free Skipper Christian Doegl 100%
Free Watch Captain Chris Vaughan 100%
Free Watch Captain Mark Werder 100%
Free Driver Marc Vandenplas 100%
Free Trimmer Benoit Steiner 100%
Free Navigator Will Deutsch 100%
Free Trimmer Sandra Sandqvist 100%