The Yacht

Pacha is a Camper & Nicholson 55 built in 1968 for the 1969 Admirals Cup. Commissioned by the French mogul Francis Bouygues. She placed first for team France in the 1969 Admirals Cup. She moved to a new home in Sydney, Australia after being purchased by Sir Robert Crichton Brown. Under her new ownership she went on to win the Sydney to Hobart in 1970, a race she has competed in 10 times. She has raced extensively in Australia, competing in numerous bluewater offshore races. She crossed the Pacific and competed in races in Argentina and Brazil, rounding the famous Cape Horn on her voyage away from Australia. She has been an icon on the Australian racing scene ever since. Pacha turned 50 in 2018, is still going strong and is ready to sail and race the world again. A true bluewater classic!

Builder:Camper & Nicholson
Designer:Raymond Wall
Hull Type:Fin with rudder on skeg
Rigging Type:Masthead Sloop (new 2018) with inner forestay roller furler
Displacement:17,250 kg
Main Engine:Volvo Penta D2 55
SailsMainsail:Fully battoned. Dacron (Hood)
No.1 Genoa:Dacron (Doyle)
No.2 Gyb:Battoned. Dacron (Doyle)
No.3 Gyb:Battoned. Dacron (Doyle)
No.4 Gyb:Battoned. Dacron (Doyle)
Storm Gyb:Dacron (Doyle)
Main Trysail:Dacron (Hood)
Nylon (Doyle)
Nylon (Doyle)
ElectronicsChart Plotters:2 x B&G Vulcan 7 (1 in cockpit)
Radar:B&G 4G (overlayable on Vulcan 7R chart plotter in cockpit)
AIS:Raymarine AIS 700 Class B Transceiver
HF:Sailor Compact SSB with DSC
Satcom:Iridium GO! Email, Telephone, Text, Web
Handheld:Standard Horizon HX850 with GPS and DSC
Instruments:B&G Triton
Autopilot:Coursemaster CM85i
ElectricalWindlass:Electric for anchor
Main Halyard:Electric
Sockets:12v DC (x 2), 230v AC + inverter
Alternator:65AH on main engine
House batteries:4 x 180AH AGM (2018)
2 x 160AH AGM (2018)
Bilge Pumps:2 x 12v high volume + 2 x high volume manual
1 x 12v high volume handheld
Solar:2 x 110v RADpower EFTE light-weight on-deck
Smartsolar Victron MPPT 75/10
Lighting:LED throughout
Nav lights:LED Lopolight (deck level) + LED Lopolight tricolor
GalleyStove:Gimballed 2 burner gas with large stove and grill
Sink:Dual sink with electrical and manual fresh and salt
Refrigerator:Large ICEER 150 (front access)
Freezer:Large ICEER top access
Fresh water:2 x 175 litre + 80 litre
SafetyLiferaft:Ocean Safety ISO 9650-1, 8 person liferaft
Lifesling:Burke Retriever Float
Horseshoe ring:x 2
Flares:Red, White handflares, Orange handsmoke, Parachute flares
Lifejackets:5 x Burke 150N auto inflatable with harness
Safety lines:5 x Burke dual tether 3 Point ISO 12401 compliant
6 x dry powder
Gas Alarm:yes
Anchor:Rocna Vulcan 33 + 60 10mm stainless steel chain and 100m warp
Tender:Aurora Inflatable Master M360 (3.6m) + Mercury 15HP
and Layout:
Mahogany timber throughout with ample storage
Open plan 7 berth
Forward: 2 x large pipe bunks,
Saloon: 1 x double settee berth, 1 x single settee berth
Aft: 2 x 3/4 berths
All berths fitted with lee cloths
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