Fully foiling trimaran “Mad Max” will make its Australian racing debut at the 2019 King of the Gulf regatta. This speed machine targets boats speed three times true wind speed. Spectacularly fitted out in blue and proudly wearing the famous “Mad Max” boat name this boat is sure to be a highlight of the KOG. The King of the Gulf regatta committee are truly honoured to have Mad Max at this event.
See pictures of DNA building a TF10 HERE
Just hear a snippet of news that we hope will be confirmed.
Tony Considine’s new carbon fibre TF10 trimaran Mad Max seems likely to be making the 2019 King of the Gulf regatta it first regatta hit out. How exciting will that be. We also hope that Morticia which is the current Adelaide Lincoln race record holder will compete as well.
Fury Road (George Owen) the DIAM 24 trimaran from Queensland won the 2018 C H Robinson $1,000 King of the Gulf regatta with 18 points, 2 points clear from Carbon Credit and another 2 points clear of Crosshair. George was always able to keep his smaller trimaran close enough to the carbon trimarans to generally place well on handicap. It was a spectacular record with flat water good winds and very high speeds. In one race Carbon Credit averaged 18 knots.
Adrian Lawrie and his crew had an outstanding series with 3 first and 2 third positions. Adrian sailed Taurus a Ross 9.5m with a strong crew of both Adelaide and Port Vincent yachtsmen and women. Taurus was sailed on the edge the entire regatta thrilling both spectators and other competing yachts alike.
Mark Engledow and his team at Southern Cross Marine have joined the King of the Gulf with a sensational sponsorship prize of a $1,000 maintenance voucher for the handicap winner of the King of the Gulf cruising division.
This voucher will allow the winning yacht to take advantage of the huge range of services the Southern Cross Marine service centre can offer.
This could include the following
- Gel coat chips being repaired
- Yacht polishing and buffing
- Boat repairs etc.
Southern Cross Marine are the new South Australian Beneteau dealers and will also offer a FREE Beneteau flag for each Beneteau yacht entering the 2018 King of the Gulf.
The design work of the 2018 King of the Gulf shirts have been completed by Adelaide clothing company "Rallypoint". The shirts are long sleeved and have a UV protection factor of 50 plus. We think they continue the King of the Gulf tradition of having the best regatta shirts around.
More information, order details and shirt artwork can be seen here.
We are pleased to announce that Rob Lawrie and his team at North Haven Marine have donated
a $1,000 North Haven Marine shop voucher for both the
MONOHULL King of the Gulf winner and the
MULTIHULL King of the Gulf winner.
These winners are determined by the Event Handicap System (E.H.S.)
The vouchers were tremendously popular last regatta and were won by
Colin Doudy (monohull)
and Geoff Floyd (multihull).
Thanks North Haven Marine.