Brothers Derek and Martin Sheppard also had a terrific first season in the BWPS
finishing second to Wild Rose under ORCi with their aptly named Black Sheep.
The first two races of the BWPS
were sailed in light winds, but the latter, at 180 nautical miles, was akin to a mini Hobart race.
Hickman is a big supporter of the BWPS
and has won it four times; with his own boat and as sailing master on two others.
Celestial, at 46 feet, finished 18th overall (and second in division), which translated to seventh in the first race of the BWPS.
The BWPS decides the best ocean racing yacht from six races, of which the Rolex Sydney Hobart is the grand finale and Haynes is pinning his hopes on a great result.
A Cole 43 one-off replaced Aztec in 1980, and the father and son team continued to compete in the BWPS and followed up with the 1981 Hobart (the same year Andrew joined the CYCA).
Comeback number two was the BWPS aboard prominent yachtsman Bart Ryan's Adrenalin.
Ainsworth, who has announced he is selling the yacht that has kept him in the headlines for the past four seasons to spend more time with his family, also won the BWPS in 2010/2011.
Haynes was thrilled with his third overall in Division 2 of the Rolex Sydney Hobart and winning ORCi Division 2, leading to his BWPS end result.
The 2012 season has started well for the AFR team--after four races they are fourth in the 2012 BWPS and leading the Grant Thornton Short Ocean Pointscore Series.
He is third in the 2012 BWPS with three races sailed.
entrants can then take advantage of the Autumn Ocean Pointscore Series.