Yacht: Love & War

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This famous classic Oregon and Maple built boat launched for Peter Kurts, can count among her many victories winning the Tattersall Cup three times: 1974, 1978 and 2006 – joining Freya as the only yachts to win the race three times. Her last win came after Peter Kurts’ son Simon loaned her to Lindsay May. Simon raced her south in 2014 and was in the money, but ultimately finished seventh overall and second in Division 4, winning the 30 year Veterans and placing second in the 20 year Veterans. Love & War was the favourite of all yachts owned and raced by the late Peter Kurts, and the only one kept by him. Simon last raced her to Hobart in 2016, and despite conditions not suiting the classic S&S design, she finished 15th overall and third in Division 4 and 2nd in the Corinthian Division.

Information courtesy of the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race


LOVE & WAR Audi Sydney to Gold Coast 2012 – start in Sydney. Ph. Andrea Francolini

Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
Type of Boat:
Rig: Bermudan Sloop
Year Built: 1973
Built By: Quilkey
LOA m / ft: 14.21m / 46'6"
LOD m / ft: 14.21m / 46'6"
LWL m / ft:
Beam m / ft: 4.09m / 13'4"
Draft m / ft: 2.31m / 7'5"
Yard No:
Sail Stats Sail No: 294
Construction: Cold Moulded

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