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The History

  • 1988 - 1990, Nandor Fa designed and built this 60 foot racing boat in Hungary, launched July 1990, he named her Alba Regia (the historical name of his hometown)

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  • 1992-93 Nandor Fa competed in the Vendée Globe in her and came 5th, becoming the first non-French participant to finish! The boat was named after her sponsor K&H Bank Matav

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  • 2002 - The boat was bought by Michael Cranitch, then director of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA), who named her Broomstick. It was lengthened by 6 feet and got a new carbon mast. She came 8th in the Sydney Hobart and competed in many CYCA offshore races over the following years.

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  • 2011 - Sold and renamed The Stick. She continued to race in CYCA offshore races.

  • 2014 - Bought by Tony and Sue Millet, brought to New Zealand and renamed NV.

  • 2019 - Came 1st in the Vavau (Tonga) and Musket Cove (Fiji) regatta

  • 2020 - We bought her :D


Most of this information was pieced together from the following sites 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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