Yacht's names reflect quirky Aussie humour

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 04 January, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 04 January, 2009, 12:00am

The last Sydney to Hobart race saw entries from 13 nations. However, over the years the race has produced some vessel names reflecting the Australian sense of humour.

Out of Sight out of Mind, owned by a blind man and a psychiatrist.

Nips N Tux, owned by a plastic surgeon.

Another boat with a Hong Kong connection is Yendys. Its name is 'Sydney' spelt backwards.

Wild Oats is named after owner and skipper Bob Oatley, of Rosemount Wine fame. The distinctive diamond shaped label is one of Hong Kong's top supermarket wine sellers.

Sub Zero Goat is a yacht named after a nickname for the original Wild Oats.

In the Australian category, there are yachts names like Once A Jolly Swagman, Manly Ferry and Aussie Rules.

Bruce Farr, the yacht designer responsible for the most winners, is honoured by yachts named as Farr n' Away, Farr Enough, Farr Dinkum, Farr Up.