Bob Steele’s new MAT1180 Quest led throughout to win their class at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week and with it the Australian IRC National Championships with a race to spare. The Quest team chose the deep draft option, specified a large sail plan, and added a grinder and reels to Hull 02 after it arrived in Australia to optimise for their conditions, highlighted in the footage of the first race below. Interesting Sail -World article with further details here. http://www.sail-world.com/M-A-T-1180—It-s-all-in-a-name-/137972
Never off the podium, her success across a range of windspeeds confirms the competitiveness of the new 1180 design of which 7 have been sold. An amazing sailing venue, Andrea Francolini’s great shots show off this stunning Great Barrier Reef location. In second was the evergreen DK46 Khaleesi.