Design Bakewell-White 15.85
Sail Number  10303
Length overall  15.85m
Length waterline  10.0m
Beam  3.8m
Draft  2.7m
About the boat: Wired is a Bakewell-White 15.85 designed by Bakewell White Yacht Designs and built by Lloyd Stevenson. Wired is a regular SSANZ competitor taking out both line and handicap wins in the 2019 SSANZ Triple Series. In the 2020 RNI Wired will be skippered by Rob Bassett & Angus Small.
Home base Westhaven


Name Angus Small
Age 51
Relationship to Co – Skipper Friends
Have you done an RNI before? On what boat and when? Twice – Jesse James Ross 40, Akatea Cookson 39.
Yacht Club   SSANZ
Tell us a little about your sailing history/ background I have been sailing and racing all my life, starting with cruising races with Milford Cruising Club then moving to local harbour and coastal races and then offshore racing my first being the Auckland – Fukuoka race. After that Sydney Hobart, a couple of Kenwood Cups and many to Fiji and New Caledonia. This year I was lucky (or not) to sail from Auckland to Brazil via Cape Horn and the Falklands. I work in the marine industry which keeps me involved with my yachting passion.
What appeals most about doing the RNI? Getting offshore two up, racing a boat that is great to sail but can be a beast.
What will your meals be like during the race? Pre-made toastie sandwich ready for the pan, catch a fish, lightly pan fried.
What’s your favourite point of sail and why? Upwind in a bit of breeze, it’s great keeping the boat in the groove.


Name Rob Bassett
Relationship to Co – Skipper Friends
Yacht Club RNZYS 
Tell us a little about your sailing history/ background I started sailing at an early age progressing to Olympic trials in 1980 and moving into keel boats as time went on. Having won an Etchells nationals and owned a Ross 930 and Young 11 I got Time to Burn built when the 40ft fleet was big in Auckland. We raced her twice two handed around the North Island before the desire for a bigger boat. Wired was commissioned and launched in 2006 and has been campaigned extensively in many coastal and offshore races around the pacific and Australia. The RNI race will be the pinnacle of Wired’s racing.

I’m looking forward to some nice reaching conditions where Wired will excel and also the fishing competition with fresh sashimi Mahi from the West coast.