|S97 One Design Racer / Cruiser with current IRC and AMS ratings. This consistent association and club race performer also features safety requirements for Category 3 Offshore, was recently surveyed (April 2014) and has mast lowering gear.
The Kim Swarbrick designed S97 yacht is intended to provide high performance racing for both inshore and offshore events, while at the same time providing simple and spacious accommodation, all at a reasonable cost. The hull is based on the very successful one design S80 yet carries more volume to allow safe racing on the ocean during the 'lively' summer afternoon sea breezes and also provides a very comfortable cruising boat with accommodation for up to eight people.
The fractional rig and high roached main give plenty of drive upwind whilst the range of spinnakers allowed in the one design class rules provide enough options when off the wind. The rules of the class have been framed to ensure that racing in S97 Class events are a test of skill and seamanship in boats which are essentially the same. S97's race regularly on the Swan River in Perth, WA, with fleets also in Mandurah and Bunbury. There are several S97 championship regattas each year including the Metropolitan Championship held through out the summer, the Winter Championships and the State Titles. The S97 can also race competitively in any IRC fleet in Australia including Cat 2 ocean races such as the Fremantle to Geraldton Ocean Classic.
||31' 10" - 9.70m|
|Keel / Ballast
||Lead / fin|
||South of Perth Yacht Club|
||15 HP Kubota with new (2013) 2 blade folding propeller.|
||6 Berth: Double V berth, two settee berths in main saloon, double quarter berth.|
||Electric marine head|
||2 x Anchors|
||Offshore Category 3 (Flares, Inflatable Life Jackets, First Aid Kit, Life Rings, Drogue, etc)|
||2 x 12V Batteries (1 x Glass Cell, 1 x Lead Cell),|
|GPS Colour Chart Plotter.
Log, Wind & Depth instruments.
Tactick Racing Compass.
2 x Bulkhead Mounted Compasses.
||Spinnaker (Jan 2014).
Main, Evolution, 2010.
No1, Evolution, 2012.
No2, Evolution, 2011.
|Mast / Rigging
||Fractional Rig, Mast Lowering Gear with Mast Car.
Wire: 7 years plus.
||No osmosis, previous owner had treated.|