Santa Cruz 72
THE Opportunity to enter China Sea race on a fully specced Cat 1 yacht.
Antipodes is a Bill "The Wizard" Lee's custom Santa Cruz 72, built in Newport. An extensive re-fit in 2012 included a new bow sprit, generator, air conditioning, all new electrical and electronics. Continuous maintenance and 2022 refit includes 2023 CAT 1 GEAR. With a spacious open plan below (timber and white painted ), Antipodes is a very comfortable yacht. A slight conversion could make her into a comfortable, fast cruiser.Antipodes has been on an exciting tour around Asia and the Pacific, competing successfully in most major regattas. The boat continues to be successful and currently holds the Darwin to Ambon Race record of 52hrs, 29min ( set in2016!)She was 22nd overall in the 2022 Sydney- Hobart Race, finishing only 13.5 hours after line winner Comanche.
The boat is very well maintained with a recent slipping/painting topside hull.
Antipodes ticks all the boxes for any ORC race with her new safety gear!