12 Dec '12, 6am

#Rolex News: "Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Helsal to pay respect for Joe Adams - Sail World" Visit us: bit.l...

Rob Fisher and the Helsal III crew will pay homage to renowned Australia Yacht designer Joe Adams in the coming Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race by putting decals on each side of its hull. The 81-year-old Adams, the man behind three of Fisher family’s four Helsals and the Adams 10s and 12s boats, was murdered at his residence in Baguio City, Philippines last October. Adams spent most of his life in Sydney before moving to Port Macquarie and then to the Philippines, where he eventually sold his design business and retired. In 1972 Rob’s father, Sydney surgeon Tony Fisher, was attracted to the idea of a ferro-cement yacht to replace his boat Derwent Hunter. He figured he wouldn’t have to worry about woodworm or osmosis with a concrete hull. To Tony’s mind, there seemed to be a lot of positives, despite the prevailing view that concrete yachts would never be up to racin...

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