"Austral" is number 43 of this popular one design cruiser racers. It was originally launched as "The Bigger Picture". During the current ownership it has competed in a Pittwater to Coffs Harbour race and a Pittwater to Southport Race. It has also competed in State and National championships as well as racing regularly with the RMYC fleet at Toronto and interclub events such as the RK Robertson, Heaven Can Wait 24 hour regatta and the Sail Port Stephens Regatta for the past four years.
New South Wales
Lake Macquarie Region Toronto NSW
38' 5" - 11.70m
Keel / Ballast
Fibreglass/GRP sandwich with balsa core.
Fibreglass with balsa core
Standard 30 HP with sail drive
Say 3.5 litres per hour
Sail drive, folding geared propellor (new 2019)
100 litres in Stainless steel tank
Standard settee and double bunk to port, bunk, pipe cot and quarter berth to starboard
Main saloon and forepeak (for sails)
Standard stainless steel sink, large ice box.
Standard methylated spirt two burner stove with toaster
Standard Sydney 38
Hot shower facility in cockpit
Radio receiver and speakers in saloon and cockpit
Boom cover and boom tent
Danforth and plough anchors with standard warp and chain for Cat 4
Category 7, fixed compass, hand held compass.
One hand pump in cockpit rear, one forward opposite head.
Cat 4 flares
Fire blanket, two 1 kg fire extinguishers
12 volts, 2 new AGM sealed deep cycle and starting batteries
New B&G electronics 2016.
1 of ZEUS²7 Multi-function Display, World Base Map.
1 of NAVIONICS MSD/50XG XL9 AUST, NZ, PACIFIC
1 of GoFree wifi unit to connect to ipad
4 Triton Digital Displays
2 HV 20/20 mast displays
1 wind transducer
1 Single triducer depth, speed, temp
1 RC42N Rate compass
1 B&G NAIS Transponder
1 B&G AIS/VHF powered splitter.
VHF radio fitted
New Bull main 2018, new Precision #1,#2 and dacron #3 jibs 2018,#3.5 Doyle and #4 dacron jib. 1 oz red Hood and 3/4 oz Tasker Red White & blue masthead spinnakers, fractional 3/4 oz blue Doyle and 2 oz heavy duty orange Doyle spinnaker.
Spare Doyle mainsail, spare kevlar #1, carbon # 2 and # 3 jibs, dacron delivery main. Spare 1/2 oz fractional white spinnaker with advertisement.
Mast / Rigging
Standard Whale spar mast and rigging. New shrouds (10 stays total) replaced March 2020 supplied by Whale Spars. New Carbon pole for masthead spinnakers. Masthead halyard fitted. Hydraulic backstay.
New Harken headstay foil 2019. Bosun's chair included.
All original standard Sydney 38 Harken winches and blocks, 9 spinlock jammers
Yacht has been kept up to date with the Sydney 38 One Design owner declaration since new.
Yacht slipped and antifouled October 2019. Underwater and above deck surveyed by Shipwright at the same time for insurance purposes.
Rudder bearings replaced 2019.