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Team Profiles - Kinetic (2016, replaced by Kinetic V)

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Type: Beneteau First 47.7
Skipper: David Sutcliffe
Class: Racing, Fully Crewed
Hailing Port: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Hull Colour: White
LOA: 48.58'
Beam: 14.75'
Draft: 9.16'
Yacht Club: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
Designer: Bruce Farr
Builder: Beneteau France
Launch Date: 2003
Rig: Sloop, Fractional
Sail Number: 74373
Status: Entered b

Kinetic, a Beneteau First 47.7 sailing for the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and skippered by David Sutcliffe, is entered in the 2016 Vic-Maui .

Kinetic's home port is Vancouver.  David hails from North Vancouver, BC.  Kinetic sailed in the 2004, 2006, 2010, 2012 and 2014 Vic-Maui races.  Kinetic sailed in the 2005 Van Isle 360 race and in the stormy 2005 and 2010 Southern Straits races.  Following the 2006 Vic-Maui, Kinetic sailed onward to Australia, completed the 2006 Sydney Hobart race and then sailed home, a round trip of over 17,000 nautical miles. Kinetic's 2010 Vic-Maui overall race-winning crew included five adults and four teens, and Kinetic's 2012 Vic-Maui team squeezed out another division win.  Preparing for the 2016 Vic-Maui, Kinetic will sail in the Southern Straits, Oregon Offshore, Swiftsure and Van Isle 360 races.  

This will be Kinetic's sixth ocean race to Hawaii.  It is also the Half Century mark for Vic-Maui.  We're in it for the challenge, adventure and teamwork, and the great people and parties in Lahaina!  

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