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Nautor Swan 57

Explorer

Mark Sinclair

Crew

Skipper

Mark Sinclair has always been passionate about sailing and the sea. In 1968, at the age of 10, he started sailing, at the time when Sir Robin Knox-Johnston departed to become the first to complete a non-stop solo circumnavigation. In 1984, Mark completed two solo crossings of the Tasman Sea and gained his Yacht Master Ocean Certificate. His professional background includes hydrographic surveying of remote areas in ships, small boats and aircraft. He served 20-years in the Royal Australian Navy, commanding three ships and navigating four, at the time when celestial navigation by sextant was still the primary means of offshore navigation. He retired from the RAN as a Commander in 1996.

In 2018, Mark sold his S&S 41 and purchased Coconut, a Lello 34 class yacht, for the Golden Globe Race. He took part in both the 2018 and 2022 editions of the GGR. He has a huge following of global fans as ‘Captain Coconut’ and is a real people person!

No.Name, NationalitySex, AgeLeg 1Leg 2Leg 3Leg 4
1Mark Sinclair, AustraliaMale
2Chief Mate
3Rounder
4Rounder
5Rounder
6Rounder
7Legger
8Legger
9Legger
10Don McIntyre, AustraliaMale
11Legger
12‘Young’ Legger
13‘Young’ Legger
14‘Young’ Legger
15‘Young’ Legger

Explorer

Designed by Olin Stephens and first launched in 1977, Explorer is one of the all-time classic S&S designs, built by one of the world’s best builders. She evolved directly from the 1973 Whitbread Race experience of the Swan 65 SAYULA winning that event.

With a head-turning sleek look, oozing sex appeal amongst a world of production pop outs, she stands alone in any crowd. Her fierce reputation as a strong, safe, go anywhere and comfortable ocean going thoroughbred, is complimented by her timeless beauty as a classic yacht.

LOA17.50 m
Beam4.80 m
Draft2.8 m
Displacement21.7 t
DesignerSparkman & Stephens
ShipyardNautor Swan

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