Farr 1104 - Piccolo - The Legend Lives on...

Previously Aussie registered Piccolo is the original Farr 1104 that went on to win the 1976 Sydney - Hobart Race and put young Kiwi designer Bruce Farr onto the road to fame and glory. (See Race Summary below). Over the past few years an extensive overhaul has been completed on the interior, deck fittings, mast, boom, instruments and rigging replaced (See Inventory below). During her time in Asia she has continued on her winning ways by winning IRC B Class in 2001, 4th in 2002, 2nd in 2010 at the Raja Muda Selangor Int Regatta in Malaysia, 5th at 2011 King's Cup and victorious at the 2010 and 2011 Phuket Raceweek in Thailand.

Piccolo Inventory, January 2013

Name of Vessel: PICCOLO
Model / Type: Farr 1104
Year: 1976
LOA: 11.04m
Draft: 1.88m
Beam: 3.68m
Rig: Fractional, single swept back spreader rig with no runners or check stays to worry about. Only a aft tip stay to flatten the sails with.
IRC Weight (empty): 5016
2012 IRC Certificate TCC = 0.969
Yamaha 55hp diesel engine, installed 2006, low hours
Previous Port of Registry: Fremantle, Australia
Licensed to Carry: Eight (8 Persons)
Location: Malaysia

Asking Price Now reduced to USD 50,000 Or Nearest Offer Included in the sale is the yachts complete sailing inventory and safety equipment (LIsted Below).

Racing Mainsail new 2011
Masthead Symmetric Spinnaker new 2011
Racing Mainsail new 2010
No 1 Jib new 2010
No 2 Jib new 2010
No 3 Jib new 2010
Storm Jib Dacron good condition
Light Jib top, re-cut No1 in good condition
Masthead Asymmetrical Spinnaker new 2009 (not used for racing)
Masthead Symmetric Spinnaker oz good condition
Fractional Symmetric Spinnaker oz good condition
Delivery main, ex racing main re-cut never used on Piccolo yet
Delivery Jib, Dacron in good condition

Mast and Rigging
Single spreader fractional alloy mast, refurbished 2011
Alloy boom, refurbished 2011
1 x 19 stainless rigging and turnbuckles, all new 2011
2 x Harken self tailing winches for jib sheets
2 x Harken self tailing winches on coach roof for halyards
2 x Barbarosa wide body winches for spinnaker trimming on coach roof
All new Spinlock rope clutches for halyards, new 2011
Most sheets and halyards renewed 2010
Most blocks upgraded in 2010
New spectra backstay, 2011

The Yacht
Original hull 1975
Interior tidied up and many leaks repaired 2009/2010
Yamaha 55hp diesel engine, installed 2006, low hours
Stainless steel 2 bladed folding prop by Austral 2005
New Icom VHF Radio 2010
New Raymarine ST60 wind, compass, speed, depth, gps and extra digital display 2010

In general the yacht is mechanically in good condition, it could do with some exterior cosmetic touch-ups, but it would not go faster.

The yacht in its present condition is well suited for day sailing and racing but should the owner want to do some cruising or extended passages then the following would need to be addressed:
A new cooker to replace the old, not working unit, spares unavailable from manufacturer to repair.
A 12v refrigerator unit fitted to replace the dead unit built in to the cooler box.
New water tanks, made from plastic to replace the old stainless units.

1976 Syd to Hobart Race - Summary

Weather: The start was in light NE winds of about 8 knots which freshened in the afternoon. By early evening it had turned to a 25 knot southerly which reached 40 knots during the night.

On the 27th it was NE again with 5-10 knots most of the day turning to SW 5-10 knots during the night. By the next morning it was blowing 35 knots and later W 30 gusting 40 knots.

By morning of the 29th 8 boats had retired and breeze was still W at 30 knots. Later in the day some boats finished, while the wind shifted to the south at 25 knots.

Early on the 30th the breeze had moderated to 10 knots W while in the afternoon it moved to the SE at 15 knots. By the morning on the 31st there were 37 yachts in with the others experiencing light and variable winds. In all a record 15 boats retired in possibly the toughest race since 1970.

1976 - 85 starters      
1.Piccolo - J.Pickles 4-05-30-15 .7857 3-07-45-07
2.Rockie - P. & R.Kingston 4-07-30-12 .7774 3-08-27-49
3.Ragamuffin - S.Fischer 3-21-49-58 .8638 3-09-03-10
4.Love and War - P.Kurts 3-23-54-39 .8469 3-09-13-37
5.Bacardi - R.Gould & W.Rockliffe 4-06-10-44 .7966 3-09-23-45
6.Natelle Two - N.S.Girdis 4-03-28-25 .8190 3-09-28-08
7.Patrice III - R.J.Kirby 3-23-45-16 .8537 3-09-44-44
8.Dynamite - P.Smith 4-05-18-03 .8114 3-10-11-44
9.Apollo II - R.I.Thurston 4-01-15-25 .8468 3-10-21-26
Fastest Time: Ballyhoo 3-07-59-26

Further inquires on the above yacht,

E-mail Capt. Marty at: info@asianyachting.com
or phone in Malaysia on HP ++6 016 - 2714134.

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