Sayer 11

AU $80,000 Finance
36' 1" - 11.00m
Cruising, Racing
Vessel Location
Royal Geelong Yacht Club
Launch Year
Hull Material
Composite Strongly Built Carbon Fibre with foam core

***** Team Runaway, a Sayer 11, a Ultimate Double Handed Racer Launched in 2003 and presents in Very Good Condition.

Just completed full out of water maintenance / New Anti Foul / Cut & Polish and Deck Clean Up. Recent Survey available.

Recently completed CAT 5N Safety Audit. Currently performing well in club racing but owner has now committed to a larger yacht and this one must go. Yacht has had many upgrades.

Weighing only 2.7 Tonne, this supberb yacht thrives in light breeze, and is capable of sustained downwind speeds of 20+ knots. Despite its speed and agility, she remains incredibly easy to manage double handed with only small loads, exceptionally light steering in all conditions, and a well designed cockpit with sail controls easily in reach of the helm position. This yacht has benefited from extensive refits by fastidious owners prior to each major race, and presents in immaculate condition with no stone left unturned. With gleaming topsides, 2018 resprayed hull and deck, and a comprehensive list of near new gear, Team Runaway presents as new!

Inside, the yacht is considerably more comfortable than the average race yacht. With freshly varnished floorboards, newly upholstered bunk cushions, and a tasteful mix of carbon clear coat and white finishes. Despite being designed for shorthanded racing, she can accommodate a full race crew of 8 with a huge double in the forepeak, 4 single berths and 2 NEW pipe cots which can be easily removed when not required. A large enclosed bathroom is to starboard with an excellent sea going galley to port featuring a custom made gimble for the Jetboil, perfect for fast freeze dried meals and coffees while racing.

On Deck, all equipment has been replaced in the last few years including NEW 2021 Boom Bag, NEW 2021 Lazy Jacks, NEW 2019 Harken Traveller, blocks and cam cleats, NEW 2018 Spinlock cabin top clutches, and freshly serviced winches. The cockpit layout is ergonomical both shorthanded and fully crewed, and also provides an attractive platform for entertaining. The sail inventory is excellent with many NEW sails in 2018 and 2015. The standing rigging was replaced in 2019. A big feature of this yacht is the New 2019 B&G H5000 System with the upgraded Hercules CPU, motion sensor, 2 x Zues3 Chartplotters, cockpit and mast displays. A complete H5000 Autopilot systen is supplied with the yacht.

Newly installed in 2019, Team Runaway is powered by a 18HP Lombardini engine. It features delux instrumentation, NEW 2019 fuel tank with gauge and upgraded fuel filtering system. The hull was also taken back to bare carbon in 2019, fully refaired and antifoul sprayed for a true Grand Prix finish. She can cruises easily at 6 knots.

Designed and built by the legendary John Sayer for the 2003 Melbourne to Osaka Double Handed Race, Team Runaway proved to be exceptionally fast and capable in all conditions, decisively winning its division. Subsequently, she has demonstrated its prowess, a giant killer with a long list of podium achievements both on line honours and handicap. These highlights include:
- Line honours victory in the 2015 Coffs to Paradise race
- 2nd Div 2 in the 2015 Brisbane to Keppel race
- 1st AMS in the South Australian Double Handed Series in 2017
- 4th in the 2018 Melbourne to Osaka race
- 3rd on IRC Div 4 in the 2019 Sydney to Hobart race

AU $80,000    Finance   
Vessel Name
Team Runaway
Boat Reference
Launch Year
36' 1" - 11.00m
2739 kg (IRC Weight)
Keel / Ballast
New 2008 Fabricated Steel Keel with lead bulb
Vessel Location
Royal Geelong Yacht Club
John Sayer
John Sayer
Hull Material
Composite Strongly Built Carbon Fibre with foam core
Decks Material
Carbon Fibre with foam core
NEW 2019 Lombardini LDW 702 18HP Marine Diesel Engine with Delux Engine Instrumentation Panel NEW 2019 500MA Racor Primary Fuel Filter System NEW 2019 86L Fuel Tank with level gauge Engine serviced in Feb 2020
Engine Make
Number Engines
Fuel Type
Fuel Consumption
1.5L per/hr at cruising speed approx.
Cruise Speed
6 knots
Saildrive with 2 blade folding prop
100L ( 2 x 50L water bladders NEW 2017)
NEW 2021 Boom Bag
NEW 2019 Doyles Boom Tent (custom made)
Extensive accommodation for both full race crew, or cruising. Forepeak has a huge double bed with excellent storage underneath. Saloon has 4 berths with Lee cloths, and 2 x NEW 2019 Pipe cots which can be easily removed if not required. All berths have NEW 2017 mattresses with double vinyl covers to ensure they never get wet.
NEW 2019 Jabsco Marine Toilet with all new high quality plumbing
B&G Sonic Hub with AM/FM Radio and bluetooth which is controlled by both internal and external Zues 3s. Fusion cockpit speakers.
Well set up for offshore racing and provides a secure area for preparing food at sea. NEW 2017 custom gimble for Jetboil Whale, manual freshwater pump, 2 x large storage bags and a two burner metho stove that can easily be installed on the gimble mounts
Ground Tackle
Cat 1 Offshore Racing set up including:
Primary: Danforth with NEW 2019 10m x 8mm Chain and 50m x 16mm Nylon warp
Secondary: Danforth with NEW 2019 5m x 8mm Chain and 45m x 16mm Nylon warp
Safety Gear
Recently completed CAT 5N Safety Audit.
Cat 1 Offshore Safety Gear
Bilge Pumps
NEW 2019 2 x manual bilge pumps with strumboxes (Cat 1 compliant)
Life Raft
NEW 2017 Plastimo Transocean 6 man liferaft with EPIRB. Cat 1 compliant.
Fire Protection
2 x NEW 2019 Fire Extinguishers and Fire Blanket
2019 Complete Professional Rewire of 12V System including:
- NEW 2018 3 x 130AH AGM House and HF Radio batteries
- NEW 2018 1 x 85AH AGM Engine Start battery
- NEW 2018 Victron battery monitor
- NEW 2018 LED Lighting throughout incl nav and masthead lights
Electronics / Navigation
NEW 2019 B&G H5000 System with Hercules upgrade for full race features including Polars System includes:
- 2 x B&G Zues3 Chartplotters (one at nav station, one in cockpit)
- 2 x B&G H5000 Graphic Displays in cockpit
- 3 x B&G H5000 20/20HV
- Mast Displays in custom made carbon mast bracket
- B&G Motion Sensor for improved wind information and autopilot performance
- H5000 Hercules CPU

NEW 2017 B&G H5000 Autopilot including:
- H5000 Autopilot Computer
- H5000 Pilot Controller
- Simrad Rudder Sensor Unit
- New 2022 November Simrad Hydraulic Ram
Note : B&G + Simrad are produced by the same parent company and are interchangable !!
NEW 2017 icom IC M802 HF Radio with DSC, Automatic Tuner, separate head unit and external speaker
NEW 2017 Lowrance Link 5 VHF with DSC
NEW 2019 Vesper AIS unit
NEW 2019 back lit Contest Compass
NEW 2017 Iridium Go with external antenna
Sail Inventory
Main sails:
- NEW 2018 Offshore Main by Alexander Sails with black aramid fibre, 3 reefs and 5 x full RBS Battens (excellent condition)
- 2015 UK Carbon Inshore/Offshore Main with 2 reefs (excellent condition)

Cat 1 compliant Trysail Headsails:
- 2015 UK No. 1 Carbon Headsail (good condition)
- 2015 UK No. 3 Carbon Headsail (good condition)
- No. 4 Dacron Headsail
- No. 5 Dacron Headsail

Cat 1 compliant Storm Jib Downwind Sails:
- NEW 2018 Furling Code 0 by Alexander Sails, designed for IRC/AMS (as new) with Seldon Furler
- NEW 2015 UK A2 Masthead Spinnaker (good condition)
- North A2 Masthead Spinnaker (good condition)
- North A4 Fractional Spinnaker (good condition)
- North A5 Fractional Spinnaker (good condition)
- Jibtop/Blast Reacher (average condition)
- Code 0 (NOT IRC/AMS compliant) (rarely used and in good condition)
Mast / Rigging
Two spreader aluminium fractionally rigged mast with rod rigging
NEW 2017 Standing Rigging by Allyacht Spars Australia (2019 Professional Rig Inspection completed)
NEW 2019 Running Rigging (Dyneema) with various casings
NEW 2017 Tides Marine Mast Track System
NEW 2017 IRC/AMS Optimised Bowsprit (professionally sprayed black in 2019)
NEW 2017 Forespar Spinnaker Pole (not used for IRC Racing)
Deck Gear
NEW 2019 Harken Traveller System and cars
NEW 2019 Harken Cam cleats
NEW 2018 Spinlock Cabin top jammers
2 x Lewmar 2 speed self tailing ST40 Primary Winches (recently serviced)
2 x Anderson 2 speed self tailing ST28 Cabin Top Winches (recently serviced)
NEW 2017 all deck fittings removed and replaced as part of a major refit
NEW 2017 Rope bags in cockpit
NEW 2017 S/S lifelines (Lashings replaced in 2019)
NEW 2018 Jaffa Rudde rBearings
NEW 2019 Spinlock Tiller Extension
Other recent upgrades:

- 2019 Hull below the water was taken back to carbon, refaired, primed and sprayed with Vivid Racing Antifoul and now has a true Grand Prix Racing finish.
The keel was also taken back to bare steel, epoxy coated and refaired
- 2017 Decks were fully resprayed with Awlgrip Paint
- 2008 Topsides were resprayed, still present as new and have had a full polish in 2020
- 2008 NEW upgraded keel and rudder

- NEW 2019 Water ballast system upgraded including custom carbon baffle boxes

Vicsail Melbourne - Geelong
Bill Chittenden
1,4 Korroit Place
City / Suburb

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