Sofala & 'Cap'n Crackles'
The ebullient Capt. Crackles (aka Craig Ferguson)and the members of his now defunked marimba band will be pushing their aging example of timber fretwork from across the ditch to new heights to maintain their strangle hold on the record number of times a yacht has laid and retrieved the start mark in the same race.
Sofala ( pronounced ‘ Sooo far away ) is to be fitted out with a new rig for SCOR including enhanced refrigeration and new galley accoutrements for the anticipated invasion of social celebrities. Rumour has it that the captain has personally invited Kirsty Hinz to join the crew as forward hand to assist with spinnaker launching and retrieval; a dark art indeed. The cockpit has also been extended and now includes a cigar lounge for those after dark returns to the Mooloolaba marina.
To add further colour and excitement to the SCOR regatta the captain has refitted his patented whale sonar device which will ensure the hapless guests and crew will get up close and personal with the leviathans of the deep.