LW45 TRIBAL participating in the 2009 Louisiades Rally.
Results statement. TRIBAL was one of the first to arrive to Louisiades, with another cat ‘Sanctuary’, out of the fleet of15.
The Yorkeys to Duchateau Handicap Results are, as released at www.louisiadesrally.com:!!!
‘The BBQ at Panasia Island saw the results of the Yorkeys Knob Handicap established and other very keenly contested prizes awarded. Winner of the passage Cairns to Duchateau based on the “Yorkeys Handicap” which takes into account the age of crew, number of children on board, age of vessel, number of masts, hulls, sails, dinghies, languages spoken, battery capacity, number of electric winches, type of propellor and the colour of the antifouling (blue is of course faster in the Coral Sea). Vessels with carbon fibre, kevlar or other new fangled plastics in the hull or rigging are penalised severely on handicap. The handicap was established by lottery at the Farewell before the boats left. However Rally boats were encouraged to bribe the organisers at the Panasia BBQ rto ensure a better treatment. The bribes amounted to over $1500 raised toward a 24 hour blood pressure monitor for Nimowa Clinic. The “passage time” for each yacht was decided by a “number” pulled from a hat by the youngest crew at the at Panasia. Taking into account the unbiased, but bribed handicapping, the random passage time and the special consideration factors vigourously applied.. the official results were: First: TRIBAL(45’ Catamaran), Second Investigator V (56’ Motor cruiser) and Third Platinum (48’ Ketch). Last place went to Sanctuary (40’ catamaran), who actually finished first to Duchateau of the sailboats’.