ALEX - TEAM MACADIE SM1400Jock MacadieTopYacht Boat ID: 243
Boat NameALEX - TEAM MACADIE
Launch Year1993DesignJones/Hart 14
Length Overall: 13.9Hull MaterialFoam Sandwich
Rig: Fractional 7/8Hull ColourWhite
AMS Rating0AMS Cert and AMS Date: 28194 //
IRC Rating0IRC Cert and IRC Date: 11637 //
ORC Int Inshore/Offshore:ORC Cert and ORC Date: //
ORC Club Inshore/offshore:ORC Cert and ORC Date: //
OWNERSHIP & RACE HISTORY OF ALEX TEAM MACADIE Sm1400:
This yacht was built by Hart Marine and originally launched in 1993 as Cadibarra VII. She was owned and raced by her Designer Don Jones and his son Nigel with some success and won the Sovereign Series in 1999.
In 2001 she was lengthened by Hart Marine with an extension to the bow and modifications to the stern and with some other modifications was re-launched by new owner Peter Blake in November that year as Kontrol. As Kontrol she had a solid race history with an ORCV Sovereign Series win in 2001, Line Honors in the West Coaster Melbourne to Hobart race in 2002, and a second in the Melbourne to Osaka 2 handed yacht Race in 2003. She is still the race record holder for the Melbourne to Stanley Race.
JOCK MACADIE OWNERSHIP
The yacht was bought by Jock MacAdie in December 2005 and renamed Alex Team MacAdie in memory of Jocks father, a Master Mariner and long time Port Philip Sea Pilot who died a few years before.
MELBOURNE OSAKA CUP 2007: Jock and his son Hamish completely rebuilt the yacht and changed its sail plan and handling gear to do the Melbourne Osaka Double-handed Race in 2007. After some setbacks with a broken boom and broken rudder north of Fraser Island they managed to effect sufficient repairs to claw back four lost days and the front runners 800 mile lead to finally get ahead in the last 12 hours of the race to go on and win the Osaka Cup outright.
In December 2007 the very successful ISUZU Group came on board as sponsors of Alex-Team MacAdie as part of the launch of ISUZU MARINE in Australia and their very reliable low pollution Marine Products range of Diesel Engines and generators.As ISUZU MARINE they competed two handed against the fully crewed yachts in the 2007 Rudder Cup and Sovereign Series and won the Melbourne to Launceston Race overall in AMS Division and were second overall on line honors in the Melbourne to Hobart Race. At Skandia Geelong Week 2008 they won the Audi Series Division One AMS and were Second in Audi Series Division One PHD. In the 2008 Top of the Bay Regatta they won AMS Division One, were second in IRC Division One and third in PHD Division One. They were also third overall in the IRC Division One Port Phillip Championship 2008. They won the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy and were second in IRC in the Lady Nelson Trophy for the RBYC round the bay race and were line honors winner in the Port Phillip Sea Pilots Trophy, the HBYC round the bay race in 2008.
It was a quiet winter for the yacht as Jock had his second hip replaced and Hamish undertook a 4WD trip through the middle of Australia. The father and son team came back together again for a new campaign as ISUZU MARINE in the 2008/09 season.
They participated in the Sovereign Series of Races over the Xmas period and again sailed two handed against the fully crewed boats. They had a successful campaign and won the Ocean Racing Clubs Sovereign Series overall taking out first place in each of the IRC and AMS Divisions and were second in the PHD Division. In the individual races their results were a second overall in AMS Division and 5th on line in the Cock of the Bay Race. In the Melbourne to Hobart - West Coaster they were second on line to the TP52 Shortwave, second in the AMS Division, third in IRC and fourth in PHD. In the King of the Derwent Race they were outright winners of the race with a first on PHD and a third on IRC overall. At Skandia Geelong Week 2009 they won the Audi Series Division One AMS and were fifth in Audi Series Division One PHD. Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy/Lady Nelson Trophy Race. In the 2009 Royal Brighton Yacht Club long distance races they again won the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy and were second in the Lady Nelson Trophy on both IRC and PHD sailing two handed against the fully crewed boats.Port Phillip Sea Pilots Trophy Race. In the Port Phillip Sea Pilots Trophy, the HBYC round the bay race they were first on line and first on each of the IRC, AMS and PHD Divisions giving them overall honors for the Trophy again sailing two handed against the fully crewed boats.
In the ORCV Melbourne to King Island Race they won AMS and the perpetual trophy Division and were third on line honors in a closely fought finish after ripping their mainsail.
In the ORCV Melbourne to Port Fairy Race sailing two handed against the fully crewed boats they recorded results of First Overall on both Line Honors and AMS Division and second overall in the IRC Division with a 4th in the EHC Division.
The ORCV Double Handed Race was the final race for the 2008/09 Summer season and they again achieved Line Honors and were Overall winner on EHC.
After a few very busy prior years, it was decided to have a relatively quiet season and only do a few of the longer bay races in this season. In the 2009 Cock of the Bay Race they achieved 5th on line, an eighth overall in AMS and 10th overall in IRC in this race. In the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy/Lady Nelson Trophy Race in 2010, the Royal Brighton Yacht Club long distance races, they again won the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy and were second in the Lady Nelson Trophy and second on line sailing two handed against the fully crewed boats. FD Linacre TrophyIn the 2010 Royal Brighton Yacht Club medium distance race they were first on AMS, second on IRC and Line and third on EHC sailing two handed against the fully crewed boats. In the Tam OShanter and Jisuma Trophy Races, the Sandringham Yacht Club round the bay distance race they were second overall on both line and AMS and third on IRC again sailing two handed against the fully crewed boats. In the Port Phillip Sea Pilots Trophy, the HBYC round the bay race they were first on line and second on each of the IRC and AMS again sailing two handed against the fully crewed boats.
Since the 2009/10 Sailing Season Alex has had a quiet time, only being used for casual cruising from time to time.
Jock has decided it is time Alex had another trip north to warmer climes during the winter months and to participate again at the iconic Hamo Race Week. It has been a while between drinks with the last time being in 2007 on our way back from Japan.