Below is a register of RBYC vessels. Read more about the boat, the owners and what significance there is in the boat name.
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Mid Gybe Crisis
Boat Name Mid Gybe Crisis
Owners Niesje Hees
Boat Rego/Sail Number AUS1277
Origin of boat name
I bought my boat from Pete Coleman who is very good at coming up with boat names. I think the name speaks for itself, although I’m probably a bit past “Mid Gybe” by now. I have been sailing Etchells for 24 years and this is my second Etchells.
Highlights of your time as owner
I have sailed mostly at the club level though I have enjoyed a couple of Nationals and State Titles at RBYC, Geelong and Metung. I went to the Worlds in Pittwater in January 2000 which was a real learning experience. In recent years I have been fortunate to have the same terrific crew sailing with me; Josh Reid and Cliff Gibson.
What are your plans
I’ll continue to sail in Club racing at RBYC. There is nothing like close one design racing – really fun.