Genuine Risk launches in Sydney 


The new owners of the racing yacht Genuine Risk, a 90’ super-maxi with international race winning pedigree, have recommissioned and launched this innovative super-maxi to start an exciting new comeback campaign with Genuine Racing.



One of only one five super-maxis in Australia, Genuine Risk will compete in the 2022 Sydney season with skipper David De Coster at the helm. Races in the Comeback campaign will include the famous Rolex Middle Sea Race, hosted by the Royal Malta Yacht Club, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, Porto Cervo, hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, the Rolex Big Boat Series, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club, the Fastnet Race, hosted by the Royal Ocean Racing Club of The United Kingdom, and others as part of the international legs of the program. While the Australian events will include the Hamilton Island race week, hosted by the wonderful Hamilton Island, the Airlie Beach Race Week, Hosted by the Whitsunday Sailing Club and other events involving clubs around Australia where possible, such as the Royal Hobart Yacht Club, the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, the Southport Yacht Club, the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria, so as many fans as possible can see Genuine Risk in action.


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An exciting challenge

“Being on the start line on Genuine Risk as her skipper, not as her competitor, will be a special moment for me” said David De Coster. “The next four years will be full of exhilarating racing for all of us.”


Be part of the adventure

Get VIP access to unrivalled experiences, commercial return and an unrivalled lifestyle opportunity


Genuine Racing (a partnership of Michael Davies, David De Coster and Allan Forbes) is looking to talk to like-minded individuals and businesses to share in the successes of The Comeback campaign. From naming rights with exclusive branding to inexpensive supply deals, Genuine Racing will work alongside a range of ambitious individuals, brands and companies to ensure the success of the partners and the race team.


With each side of the 90’ hull length and 8,000 sq. feet of sails available, Genuine Risk offers partners a vast blank canvas to drive significant returns from the branding alone. We are also very experienced in designing successful sailing partnerships to deliver any given business objectives.


Share in sailing’s success

with a zero carbon racing machine driven by nature alone, leaving behind only a wake and lasting memories of unforgettable experiences.


Today, Genuine Risk has a multi-purpose role including thrilling corporate sailing days and regattas, exclusive private yacht charters and top-level racing.


Throughout 2022 Genuine Risk will be offering corporate sailing days for up to 14 guests, with the facilities to sleep on board for those keen on a true racing experience, and the exclusive opportunity for up to four guests to join the professional crew at top races. Each day will be a unique and unforgettable experience for your guests and teams.


Genuine Risk will be berthed at a prime Sydney location, perfect for entertaining your guests on shore. 

Partners can offer their guests or employees the chance to be thrilled, learn to work better as teams or simply enjoy themselves on a world leading yacht and one of the fastest on the water.


Designed by Dubois and built by McConaghy in Australia for US$8m, Genuine Risk is a 90’ canting keel flyer that will reset the standard in key areas of development for her class with unique design, innovative technology and record winning speed.

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Race Record

1st        2004    Chicago - Mackinac Race

3rd        2004    Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup Regatta

2nd       2005    Rolex Big Boat series

3rd        2005    Transpac

1st        2008    Chicago - Mackinac Race

1st        2010    Newport to Bermuda Race

1st        2011    Fort Lauderdale to Montego Bay Race

1st        2011    Overall Antigua Race Week

2nd       2011    St Barth's

1st        2012    Rolex China Sea Race

1st        2013    Hong Kong-Vietnam Race (Record)

1st        2014    Rolex China Sea Race

1st        2014    Okinawa Tokai Race (Record)

1st        2015    Subic Bay to Boracay Race (Record)


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