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