Sail Number: F 1929
Type: International 9 Meter
Acrospire IV Specifications:
LOA: 54’0″ / 16.45m
LWL: 36’0″ / 10.97m
Beam: 9’6″ / 2.89m
Draft: 7’0” / 2.13m
Designer: Charlie Peel
Original Owner: Joe White, Commodore of the St. Kilda Yacht Club
Current Owner: Gary Martin
Year Launched: 1929, Collingwood
Built By: Saint Kilda, Victoria, Australia
Gross Displacement: 13 tons
ARHV Number: HV000545
Built to challenge “Vanessa” for the “Sayonara Cup” in 1929 and again in 1930, both times unsuccessful. Used in 1965 by Jock Sturrocks team to train against Gretel whilst they were building “Dame Patti”. Winner of the Lipton Cup, Portsea, International, Cactus, John Colvin and Sir Ernest Clark Cups.
The song “The Spell of Acrospire IV” was written by Jane Laws after sailing aboard her during the 2010 Cockburn Sound Regatta.
Acrospire IV won the Fremantle Harbour Classic yacht race on the 11th November 2012 and the event was captured in this video.