Dibley 46 Grabs Podium Finish in 2006 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race
01 07 Topic: Press Release
Sailing in her third Sydney to Hobart Race, ‘Fincorp More Witchcraft’, skippered by Australian, John Cameron, sailed across the finish line in Hobart, Tasmania to record a second place in PHS Division A. Cameron, sailing in his 14th Sydney Hobart Race, along with Robbie Burns, sailing his 25th Hobart race, sailed a consistent but tactical course south to finish in 3-days and 20-hours.
Designed by Kevin Dibley in 1995 and built by Ian Vickers of Auckland, New Zealand, ‘Fincorp More Witchcraft’ was given a complete makeover in 2005, including new appendages, giving her a more competitive performance edge both on and off the wind.
Name of Boat: Dibley 46 - ‘Fincorp More Witchcraft’
Race: 2006 Rolex Sydney to Hobart
Class: PHS Division A
Designer: Kevin Dibley
Owner/ Skipper: John Cameron, Sydney, Australia
‘Ocean Skins’, the 47-foot sistership to Grant Wharrington’s first ‘Wild Thing', came in first in PHS Division A, with the Volvo 60 ‘DHL’ which was previously Paul Cayard's ‘EF Language’, which won the 1998 Whitbread Round the World Race, came in third.
In 5th was ‘Getaway-CMC Markets’ which was previously the Davidson Volvo 60 ‘dJuice’, which competed in the 2001 Volvo Round the World Race. Dibley worked alongside designer Laurie Davidson on the two-boat ‘dJuice’ programme, which was skippered by Knut Frostad of Norway.
‘Fincorp More Witchcraft’ is now back in Sydney where she will compete in the CYCA’s winter series.