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MAXIMUS CREW 2006
SYDNEY TO HOBART
 

Charles Brown

Bill Buckley

Max Brown

David Petersen

Ryan Houston

Gavin McPherson

Stu Molloy

James Carrol

Rob Croft

George Hendy

Richard Bouzaid

Jeff Scott

Matt Humphries

Ian Treleavan

Phil Airey

Jeremy Smith

Alec Rhys

Frano Tregaskis

Dave Munday

Justin Sutherland

Martin Hannon

Glenn Attrill


Racing Grand prix SuperMaxi Yachts on the World Circuit is the ultimate sailing challenge. To design Build and win all premier races and additionally creating world speed sailing records is the ultimate objective of this campaign. Success is dependant on the best team and we have addressed this vital component.

The EBS team is comprised of outstanding new Zealand individuals and companies combining to produce the optimum result possible. The team is headed by Charles St C Brown and Bill Buckley, two accomplished New Zealand businessmen. Together with their project manager and sailing master George Hendy, their goal is to produce the world's fastest monohull race yacht with a maximum overall length of 100 feet.

ESVYL (E sport Ventures Yachting Limited) and BYL (Buckley Yachting Limited) are the Joint Venture partners in this project. They are special purpose companies incorporated specifically to undertake this project.

ESVL is owned and managed by Charles St C Brown. Bill Buckley is the owner and manager of BYL.

Charles St C Brown
Charles, has a lifetime of experience owning and racing yachts in New Zealand and On the International sailing circuit.

He has successfully raced most Olympic and one design classes including Finns, Dragons, Tornados, and Etchells. He has also owned and campaigned proven ocean racers around the world such as ANTICIPATION,TYRANNUS and ANTAEUS.


His present yacht, the pocket maxi Davidson designed 65’ ANTAEUS, is the current holder of the Auckland to Fiji and Auckland to Port Villa race records.

Charles is an Auckland based businessman and the non-executive Chairman of National Equity Limited. www.nationalequity.co.nz and the PSB Group of companies, www.psbgroup.co.nz

Bill Buckley
Bill is the owner and managing Director of Buckley Systems limited,
www.buckleysystems.com. one of the world’s leading and most innovate successful precision Engineering and Nuclear physics companies.

He is a former NZ motorcycle champion and like Charles has a passion for winning.

His company is involved in design and R&D for numerous innovative projects including amphibious vehicles, racing motorcycles and leisure craft, Both men know what its like to win and will never accept second best.

Dedicated to their challenge Charles and Bill are fully focused on their objective to create the fastest lightest most technologically advanced Ocean racing Super maxi yacht. With one target “ in 2005, to conquer the world against all contenders.

They chose to limit the overall length to 30 .5 meters ( 100 feet ) in line with a world trend among owners to limit the length but not attempt to regulate any other aspect of performance.

Design Team
The Partners promoted the design brief to the world’s best-known race yacht designers and in the final analysis selected Greg Elliot from New Zealand.
Greg’s designs are world renown; they demonstrate scant regard for rating rules and focus on speed performance safety and balance. The most recent example of Greg’s design skill is Mari Cha IV

Greg’s design team includes Clay Oliver, Naval Architect and Chris Mitchell, Spa Engineer.
The composite Engineers are High Modulus Limited.
Southern Spas Racing, for the Wing mast composite design and build.
North Sails NZ for sail manufacture.

Construction
World renowned T P Cookson Boatbuilders Limited. was chosen for the construction of the boat.

 

 

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