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 Yacht / Country :       YOUNG AUSTRALIA Sail No                       AUS 31 Syndicate :                Yopung Australia CEO :                        Syd Fisher Yacht Club:                Cruising Yacht Club of                                 Australia  Designer :                 Fluid Thinking Pty.  Boat Builder :            McConaghy Boats  Skipper:                   James Spithill
This was the fifth and last participation  of the then 73 year old Syd Fischer on an AC, but not the end of his sailor's career. With a legendary victory Biography (Admiral's Cup, Fastnet, One Ton Cup, Sydney - Hobart Race), he finished end of December 2012 as skipper with 85 years on the 2nd ranking the Sydney - Hobart Race ( a 670 miles competition over a heavy, stormy open sea ).  For the Young Australia team he gathered a crew of 11 sailors from 18 to 22 years and 4 experienced mentors. The adolescents were recruited from programs of the leading Australian yacht clubs. James Spithill was at 19 now the youngest helmsman who ever participated in an AC Today he is preparing as a skipper ORACLE's AC72 for the  the AC 2013. Fischer started with his old AUS-29/1995, but acquired later from OneAustrlia the faster yacht AUS- 31.
AUS-31 YOUNG AUSTRALIA challenger of the Louis Vuitton Cup 2000
This was the fifth and last participation  of the then 73 year old Syd Fischer  on an AC, but not the end of his sailor's career.
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