Fly by Night

Design number: 43 Year: 1983

Designed for Western Australian yachtsman Ian Barron, Fly by Night was built in Fremantle in just six weeks, a frenetic burst intended to get the boat to the start of the 1983 Sydney Hobart race. She competed despite the mast being 150mm out of position. It was a windy Hobart the following year in 1984 and Fly by Night was forced to retire when her chainplate tie rod failed.

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