|Boat Type||Peterson 36|
|Club||Middle Habour Yacht Club|
|Year Build||1979 (age 42)|
|Owner (s)||Bill Allen|
|Designer (s)||Doug Peterson|
This boat was originally Ragamuffin and was a member of the winning Australian teams in 1979 Admirals Cup and 1980 Clippers Cup
n the late 1980's Bill Allen bought Otago and sailed competitively offshore with MHYC for 5 years. In those days, every 4th race was a long offshore race.
In 1989, he lent the boat to 2 of his women crew who were part of the group Women on Water (WOW) including Kathy Hawkins, Vanessa Dudley, Chris Evans and Nicky Bethwaite. The first night out they did 10 headsail changes which tired them out for the rest of the trip. Otaga was a big heavy boat, however they finished. (not sure whether this crew list was correct, but I got it from Bill Allen.