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Entries for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2008.

Entries subject to change, crew details as per information provided to the CYCA by 7 November, 2008. For up to date crew lists, please refer to www.rolexsydneyhobart.com under 'Yachts'.

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41SUD

SAIL NO: FRA8995

LOA: 12.00m

CLASS: IRC

DESIGNER: Nivelt (FRA)

YEAR BUILT: 2006

TYPE: Archambault 40

NO. OF HOBARTS: 0

OWNER: Jean Luc Esplaas

CLUB: Cercle Nautique Caledonian, New Caledonia

CREW: J Pinen, L Granigois, B Philippe (1), F Didier, F Bermuna

Over the years, several yachts have represented the Cercle Nautique Caledonian in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and it is pleasing to have another entry this year, particularly from a potentially competitive Archambault 40. Skipper Jean Luc Esplaas returns to Hobart with an experienced crew after a 10-year break.

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ABRACADABRA

SAIL NO: 5612

LOA: 14.30m

CLASS: PHS

DESIGNER: Bill Tripp (USA)

YEAR BUILT: 1992

TYPE: Tripp 47

NO. OF HOBARTS: 2

OWNER: James Murchison

CLUB: Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, NSW

CREW: J Murchison (5), M Sheaffe (5), I Rushton (3), S O'Darx (1), D Maddock (2)

Owner James Murchison is an experienced ocean racing yachtsman, having competed in five Rolex Sydney Hobart races, a Melbourne to Osaka (Japan) and many east coast offshore races to Coffs Harbour, the Gold Coast and Mooloolaba. This US designed and built boat last raced south in 2006, where she finished 4th in PHS Division A. Abracadabra returns to racing after Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2008 and Murchsion is looking for competitive result with combination of Australian and Pommie crew.

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AFR MIDNIGHT RAMBLER

SAIL NO: 8338

LOA: 12.41m

CLASS: IRC

DESIGNER: Farr/Welbourn (USA/GBR)

YEAR BUILT: 2001

TYPE: Farr 40 mod

NO, OF HOBARTS: 7

OWNERS: Ed Psaltis and Bob Thomas

CLUB: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, NSW

CREW: E Psaltis (27), B Thomas (16), A Taylor (6) C Rockell (9), J Whitfeld (12), D Sharp (5)

2008 marks the 18th year the winning combination of Ed Psaltis (skipper) and Bob Thomas (navigator) will sail together. Over nearly two decades the duo have been side-by-side across six boats ranging in size from 30 to 40 feet. AFR Midnight Rambler has been optimised for IRC and achieved multiple divisional wins, including a well deserved Blue Water Pointscore Championship in 2006/07, and named Short Ocean Point Score champions in the same season. AFR Midnight Rambler is currently leading the 2008-2009 Blue Water Pointscore.

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ASM BRINDABELLA

SAIL NO: 10000

LOA: 24.08m

CLASS: IRC

DESIGNER: Scott Jutson (USA)

YEAR BUILT: 1993

TYPE: Jutson 79

NO, OF HOBARTS: 13

OWNER: Andrew Short

CLUB: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, NSW

CREW: A Short, P Davis, rest TBA

Australia's most famous maxi, ASM Brindabella, is a former line honours winner of the Rolex Sydney Hobart and holder of the record for a conventionally ballasted boat, as well as many other Australian east coast race records including Audi Sydney Gold Coast Race, the Audi Sydney Newcastle Offshore Race, the Bird Island Race. Andrew Short re-launched the boat in 2007 after modified it by adding a bow sprit.

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ASM SHOOKWAVE 5

SAIL NO: USA50062

LOA: 24.5m

CLASS: IRC

DESIGNER: Reichel/Pugh (USA)

YEAR BUILT: 2000

TYPE: Reichel/Pugh 80

NO. OF HOBARTS: 1

OWNER: Andrew Short

CLUB: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, NSW

CREW: A Short (15), G Cropley (18), A Jackson (16), G Vaughan, P Ryan (5), G Chessells (4), J Beaton (7), L May (35), J Sutherland (4), D Kilponen (3), C Malouf (11), M Souter (8), M Willett (10), S Byron (17), P Galliger (7), M White, P Sheldrick (18), S Major (2)

Built in Sydney in 2000, this high tech carbon fibre maxi yacht was raced in Australia briefly by Neville Crichton as Shockwave 5/Alfa Romeo before being sold to German yachtsman Hasso Plattner. Andrew Short bought the boat in the USA earlier this year, and took line honours in the St David's Lighthouse Division of the Newport to Bermuda Race. Back in Australia, she sailed impressively at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week and recently took line honours in the 414nm Gosford to Lord Howe Island Race.

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AUDACIOUS

SAIL NO: B331

LOA: 11.78m

CLASS: IRC/Sydney 38 OD

DESIGNER: Murray Burns Dovell (AUS)

YEAR BUILT: 2002

TYPE: Sydney 38

NO. OF HOBARTS: 5

OWNERS: Greg Clinnick and Paul Holden

CLUB: Royal Brighton Yacht Club, VIC

CREW: G Clinnick (1), P Holden (1), K Clarke, K Beale, B Stirling, D Howarth, M Stephens

Previous owner Bruce Taylor raced this boat five times in the Rolex Sydney Hobart, including winning the Sydney 38 one design class of the 60th anniversary race and placing in her IRC division. The new owners have sailed the boat to a win in the race to Queenscliff, an IRC 3rd in the Top of the Bay Regatta and a 4th in AMS and 7th IRC in the Apollo Bay Race.

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AUDI CENTRE MELBOURNE

SAIL NO: SM2008

LOA: 15m

CLASS: IRC

DESIGNER: Murray Burns Dovell (AUS)

YEAR BUILT: 2007

TYPE: Corby 49

NO. OF HOBARTS: 0

OWNERS: Chris Dare

CLUB: Royal Brighton Yacht Club, VIC

CREW: C Dare (7), S La Peyre (1), M Hewitt-Park (2), B Murphy (4), S Campbell (2), R Cooper (11)

Audi Centre Melbourne is a Corby 49, based at the Sandringham Yacht Club and was raced previously under the name Flirt. She commenced her ocean racing program with this year's Audi Sydney Gold Coast Race, followed by a strong performance in the Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week (finishing 4th in IRC racing division) and Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. After a very steep learning curve the new Audi Centre Melbourne has begun to show her potential and challenge the TP52s and Cookson 50s for IRC overall results.

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AURORA

SAIL NO: 4057

LOA: 12121m

CLASS: IRC

DESIGNER: Bruce Farr (USA)

YEAR BUILT: 1983

TYPE: Farr 40 (one off)

NO. OF HOBARTS: 10

OWNER: Jim & Mary Holley

CLUB: Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club, NSW

CREW: J Holley (20), M Holley (11), G Vikstrom (8), S Phelps (4), G Kennedy (2), J Schute (1), P Harper

Aurora has completed the last 10 Rolex Sydney Hobarts. With good crew experience on board, including the husband and wife team of Jim (sailing in his 21st Hobart race) and Mary Holley (sailing in her 12th Hobart race), this one-off Farr 40 is in a strong position to equal or better her 2007 results. Aurora achieved her best results in the two heavy weather Hobarts of 1998 and 1999, where she finished 2nd and 3rd in division respectively.

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BACARDI

SAIL NO: SM377

LOA: 13.34m

CLASS: IRC

DESIGNER: Doug Petersen (USA)

YEAR BUILT: 1978

TYPE: Peterson 44

NO. OF HOBARTS: 24

OWNER: Martin Power

CLUB: Sandringham Yacht Club, Vic

CREW: M Power(6), L Forbes (2), T Crispin (15), T Silbereisen (7), S Humphries (2), G Mathews (4), M Beddoes, M

Beddoes, B Leighton

This old ocean racing warhorse has started in and finished 24 Rolex Sydney Hobart races, the most completed races by any yacht. In 2006 she finished 2nd overall to another veteran yacht, Love & War New owner Martin Power previously raced Breakaway with several division placings in the Sydney Hobart, including winning the Gordon Marshall Trophy in 1999.

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BALANCE

SAIL NO: 7771

LOA: 14.2m

CLASS: IRC

DESIGNER: Murray Burns Dovell (AUS)

YEAR BUILT: 2006

TYPE: Sydney 47

NO. OF HOBARTS: 1

OWNER: Paul Clitheroe

CLUB: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, NSW

CREW: P Clitheroe (2), G Boxall (2), P Telford (1), J Neuhous (3), A Cribb (2), R Johnston (8), N Scott-Perry (1)

Media commentator Paul Clitheroe will be skippering this Sydney 47 to Hobart for her second race. Balance is having a good year on the water and after four of the six ocean races of the Blue Water Series (the Rolex Sydney Hobart is a race in this series), she is currently a close third overall with consistent results, including one win.

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BLACK JACK

SAIL NO: 52566

LOA: 20.24m

CLASS: IRC

DESIGNER: Reichel/Pugh (USA)

YEAR BUILT: 2005

TYPE: IRC maxi yacht

NO. OF HOBARTS: 0

OWNER: Peter Harburg

CLUB: Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, Qld

CREW: M Bradford (3), M D'Emilio (2), P Merrington (12), V Prentice (2), T Addis (1), B Clark (18), D Hutchinson (6), A

Deeks (4), S Nelan (6), P Harburg, G Van Lunteren, D Biggar, J Mason, A Nossiter (8)

Previously known as Stark Raving Mad, Black Jack is the near sister ship of Wild Oats X, and is new owned by Queenslander Peter Harburg. Harburg and his champion skipper Mark Bradford sailed Black Jack to line honours and overall IRC honours in the Brisbane-Keppel race, going on to beat Wild Oats X in the line honours battle at the 2008 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. The crew includes America's Cup sailors Anthony Nossiter and Peter Merrington.

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BROADSWORD

SAIL NO: Q40

LOA: 11.99m

CLASS: IRC

DESIGNER: Joubert/Nivelt (FRA)

YEAR BUILT: 2006

TYPE: Archambault 40

NO. OF HOBARTS: 0

OWNER: Simon Wood

CLUB: Middle Harbour Yacht Club; Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club

CREW: S Wood, I Fleming (1), E Holden, B Coulton

Broadsword is one of the successful Archambault 40s and was bought recently by Simon Wood. She set sail in her qualifying race for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race by participating in the 414nm Hempel Gosford--Lord Howe Island Race in late October. Unfortunately, she tore her mainsail on the first night at sea and was forced to retire, but will be ready for Hobart.

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CHANCE OF SHENVAL

SAIL NO: SM8

LOA: 12.0m

CLASS: PHS

DESIGNER: Bruce Farr (USA)

YEAR BUILT: 1989

TYPE: Farr 40 one off

NO. OF HOBARTS: 0

OWNER: Robert Green

CLUB: Sandringham Yacht Club, Vic

CREW: Robert Green (24), J Kellett (4), T Grogan (2), M Hennessy (2)

This Melbourne yacht was designed as a cruiser/racer but so far has done more cruising than racing, including a Pacific cruise to Tahiti and return. She started but retired from the 2004 Rolex Sydney Hobart, a decision that showed prudent seamanship. This will be owner/skipper Robert Green's 25th Sydney Hobart, a fine record that shows two 2nd places (1973 and 1984) and a 3rd in 1966, which was then the first top-three placing by a Victorian yacht.

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CHANCELLOR

SAIL NO: 7407

LOA: 11.92m

CLASS: IRC

DESIGNER: Bruce Farr (USA)

YEAR BUILT: 2000

i TYPE: Beneteau First 40.7

NO. OF HOBARTS: 3

OWNER: Ted Tooher

CLUB: Sandringham Yacht Club, Vic

CREW: T Tooher (3), A Mather (7), J Horne (1), M Walker (2), C Walker (1), P May (1), P Tucker, M Rogers, G Scarlett

Chancellor, an extensively-tuned Beneteau 40.7, has a distinguished racing pedigree and is a tried sail training yacht for east coast sailors. Based in Rose Bay, Chancellor is a regular summer racer and regatta boat. She has raced to Hobart three times, the first in 2004, followed by 2005 and 2006 with her best finish in 2005 (5th in Division E). A previous winner of the Coifs Harbour races as Lo Billet, she has also competed in the Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island race weeks.

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CHARLIE'S DREAM

SAIL NO: RQ1920

LOA: 13.7m

CLASS: PHS OR Cruising

DESIGNER: Holland/Cole/Lowe (IRE)

YEAR BUILT: 2008

TYPE: Bluewater 450

NO. OF HOBARTS: 0

OWNER: Peter Lewis

CLUB: Royal Queensland Yacht Club, Qld

CREW: B Pozzey (9), P Lewis, M Lewis, R Dawson

Charlie's Dream is a new boat that has had limited offshore racing since being built by Bluewater Cruising Yachts and launched this year. Her racing in Queensland waters has been inconclusive, but she did finish 56th out of 81 starters in the St Helena Cup conducted by Wynnum Manly Sailing Club.

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COUGAR II

SAIL NO: SM 5200

LOA: 15.85m

CLASS: IRC

DESIGNER: Bruce Farr (USA)

YEAR BUILT: 2005

TYPE: TP52

NO. OF HOBARTS: 1

OWNER: Alan Whiteley

CLUB: Sandringham Yacht Club, Vic

CREW: A Whiteley (2), P Williams (11), P Milne (7), J Mackay (1), M Wilson (2), S Whiteley (1), B Kellett (8), A Cole

(6)

Cougar II has enjoyed podium finishes in nearly every Victoria regatta and won the IRC Grand Prix division at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. The boat also finished third in the Audi Australian IRC Championship. Alan and the crew have unfinished business in the Rolex Sydney Hobart from which they were forced to retire from a front running position in 2007. A full season of experience and a selection of new sails should put Cougar II in a competitive position once again.

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CHUTZPAH

SAIL NO: R33

LOA: 12.35m

CLASS: IRC

DESIGNER: Reichel/Pugh (USA)

YEAR BUILT: 2007

TYPE: IRC40

NO. OF HOBARTS: 1

OWNER: Bruce Taylor

CLUB: Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, Vic

CREW: B Taylor (27), K Piesse (25), A Taylor (11), G Courley (21), J Bradbury (9), J Permezel (18), P Sandles (4), D

Rushbrook (1), I Walker (20), S Haines (5), I Walker

This is Bruce Taylor's sixth Chutzpah and in her first Rolex Sydney Yacht Race last year, she won Division C and placed 4th overall. Over 27 years of competing in the ocean classic, Taylor has notched up an amazing eight divisional wins as well as a second and a third overall. The crew boasts a combined total of 107 years ocean racing experience. Chutzpah won the IRC/AMS handicap double in the 0RCV's 2008 Melbourne Stanley race in early November.

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COPERNICUS

SAIL NO: 6689

LOA: 11.99m

CLASS: IRC

DESIGNER: Radford Yacht Design (AUS)

YEAR BUILT: 2008

TYPE: Radford 12m

NO. OF HOBARTS: 0

OWNER: Greg Zyner

CLUB: Manly Yacht Club; Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, NSW

CREW: J Nixon (14), A Seja (2), F Nelson (13), M Doherty (15)

Copernicus was built by Dillon Boatworks in Taree and launched in January this year. So far in her first season of ocean racing she finished 22nd IRC overall in this year's Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, and also competed in the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week and the Hempel Gosford to Lord Howe Island Race, placing 3rd in the IRC Division. Owner Greg Zyner achieved a 2nd in division in the 2007 Rolex Sydney Hobart with his previous boat, Morna.

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CHORSE

SAIL NO: 8350

LOA: 10.6m

CLASS: TBC

DESIGNER: Laurie Davidson (NZL)

YEAR BUILT: 1998

TYPE: Cavalier 350SL

NO. OF HOBARTS: 0

OWNER: John Smith

CLUB: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, NSW

CREW: J Smith (5)

CHorse is a later model from the same builders that made Kay Cottee's famous boat that she sailed solo, nonstop and unassisted around the world 20 years ago. CHorse is a regular local racer and has cruised Tasmania, New Zealand, Fiji, the Whitsundays and more. Owner John Smith enjoys sharing what he has learnt with new recruits to the sport.

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DOCTEL RACER

SAIL NO: YC560

LOA: 17.10m

CLASS: IRC

DESIGNER: Greg Elliott (NZL)

YEAR BUILT: 1987

TYPE: Elliott 56

NO. OF HOBARTS: 13

OWNER: Gary Shanks

CLUB: Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia, SA

CREW: G Shanks (8), A Mitton (3), S Cavonough (2), D O'Connell (2), J Gair (2), N Smith (2), J Elder (6), C Shanks (6), M Wilson (8), M Young (3), D Shanks (6), J Heritage, M O'Reilly, L Hill (1)

One of South Australia's most competitive offshore racers, Rager is preparing for her 14th Hobart. Owner/skipper Dr Gary Shanks says it's the right time for a ninth family-based race campaign. Gary has sailed in eight Hobart races while his daughter Catherine and son David have each sailed six times, including 1998. This year Rager finished second across the line behind the 98ft maxi Skandia Wild Thing in the gale-ravaged Adelaide to Port Lincoln Bluewater Classic.

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DREAM LOVER

SAIL NO: 826

LOA: 12.47M

CLASS: PHS

DESIGNER: Murray Burns Dovell (AUS)

YEAR BUILT: 2006

TYPE: MBD 40

NO. OF HOBARTS: 0

OWNER: Rick Morgan

CLUB: Moreton Bay Yacht Club, Qld

CREW: R Morgan, P Morgan, J Caulfield, B Thomson, P Chilman, J Chilman, P Gaddes, S Gaddes (2), S Miller (2)

Dream Lover is a custom-designed, water-ballasted Murray Burns Dovell racer/ cruiser launched in March 2006 by the Morgan family. She has participated in many ocean-going races, including the 2007 Gosford Lord Howe Island Race in which she won the PHS division. The Rolex Sydney Hobart will be Dream Lover's first and it will be quite the family affair with the crew including Rick Morgan and daughter Penny Morgan, Peter Gaddes and son Shane, Peter Chilman and son James.

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DORMIT / INSX

SAIL NO: SM5985

LOA: 11.63m

CLASS: IRC

DESIGNER: Scott Jutson (AUS)

YEAR BUILT: 1994

TYPE: NSX 38

NO. OF HOBARTS: 0

OWNER: Julian and Robert Sill

CLUB: Sandringham Yacht Club

CREW: R Sill (1), M Sill (1), J Sill (1), A Elliott (1), T Tanner (8), J Bacon (1), D Judge (1)

Dormit/INSX sailed a good race in the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria's traditional Melbourne Cup weekend dash across Bass Strait to Stanley on the north-west coast of Tasmania, placing a close 4th in the IRC division behind fellow Victorians entered in the Rolex Sydney Hobart--Chutzpah, Wild Side and Cinquante. INSX placed 3rd under PHS handicap. The Stanley race was a qualifier for the Dormit / INSX for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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ELENI

SAIL NO: MH60

LOA: 11.78m

CLASS: IRC/OD

DESIGNER: Murray Burns Dovell (AUS)

YEAR BUILT: 2003

TYPE: Sydney 38

NO. OF HOBARTS: 2

OWNER: Tony Levett

CLUB: Middle Harbour Yacht Club, NSW

CREW: T Levett, J Thomas, J Kobarg, C Telow, D Ingram, D Kuhlmann, L Osse, K Huisjes, E Helsper

Although she competed in the Rolex Sydney Hobart 2007, Eleni did not campaign in other offshore races during the 2007/08 summer season. However, in the 2006/07 season, then racing as Horwath BRI, Eleni finished fourth in the Blue Water Pointscore and third in the Tasman Performance Handicap series.

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FINISTERE

SAIL NO: F108

LOA: 15.4m

CLASS: IRC

DESIGNER: Laurie Davidson (NZL)

YEAR BUILT: 1991

TYPE: Davidson 50

NO. OF HOBARTS: 1

OWNER: Robert Thomas

CLUB: Fremantle Sailing Club, WA

CREW: R Thomas, P Mason (1), M Hunt (2), R Coster, C K Civil, A Stock

Finistere competed in the 1994 50th Sydney Hobart and is returning with a new owner in Fremantle Sailing Club member Robert Thomas. The boat has been refitted and re-rigged and this powerful Davidson 50 should be at her best in medium to heavy conditions.

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FLYING FISH ARCTOS

SAIL NO: 7551

LOA: 16.36m

CLASS: PHS

DESIGNER: Graeme Radford (AUS)

YEAR BUILT: 2001

TYPE: RADFORD 16.4

NO, OF HOBARTS: 2

OWNER: Flying Fish Australia

CLUB: Middle Harbour Yacht Club, NSW

CREW: Andy Fairclough (3) J Dobie (1), L Burgin (2), S Grayburn, J Evans, T Prior

Flying Fish Arctos is the flagship yacht in the Flying Fish offshore training fleet. This Radford 16.4 will carry a global crew consisting of Australians, Europeans and Americans. Arctos is a strong and powerful cutter-rigged yacht built to race around the world. Co-skippers Andy Fairclough and James Dobie will be aiming to improve on their results from last year, a 4th in PHS Division B.

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GETAWAY-SAILING.COM

SAIL NO: NOR 2

LOA: 19.46m

CLASS: PHS

DESIGNER: Laurie Davidson (NZL)

YEAR BUILT: 2001

TYPE: Volvo 60

NO. OF HOBARTS: 6

OWNER: Peter Goldsworthy

CLUB: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, NSW

CREW: P Goldsworthy (12), M Bastick, R Davies (1), P Fitzgibbon, G Lorimer-Turner, A Major (2), G McRae, J Natherson, M Nesbitt, D Nicholas, R Peters, S Price (4), P Tarimo (2), D Wood

Built for the 2001 Volvo Round the World Race, this V060 was campaigned extensively in Australia by previous owner Andrew Short. Its current owner Peter Goldsworthy took line and PHS honours and set a new course record during the 2006 Gosford to Lord Howe Race, and took line honours again in the 2007 race. The boat scored a line honours win in the 2007 Melbourne to Vanuatu race for which it also holds the record, set by the previous owner.

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GETAWAY SAILING 2

SAIL NO: 6155

LOA: 11.78m

CLASS: IRC/OD

DESIGNER: Murray Burns Dovell (AUS)

YEAR BUILT: 2001

TYPE: Sydney 38

NO. OF HOBARTS:

OWNER: Peter Goldsworthy

CLUB: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, NSW

CREW: TBC

Getaway Sailing 2 is well known on the Sydney Harbour racing circuit having competed in most harbour events since its arrival in Sydney in 1994 when it was known as Yandoo. Getaway Sailing 2 has also competed in Sydney 38 one design competition and offshore races since 1994.

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GEORGIA

SAIL NO: SM1000

LOA: 16.05m

CLASS: IRC

DESIGNER: Bruce Farr (USA)

YEAR BUILT: 2000

TYPE: Farr 53

NO. OF HOBARTS: 1

OWNERS: John Williams and Graeme Ainley

CLUB: Sandringham Yacht Club, Vic

CREW: J Williams (25), G Ainley (24), B Avery ((1), H Halliburton, S Schaffor, B Williams (6), E Schaffor (3), C Hall (2), A Arblastor (10), T Smtih (4), G Rowan, S Telford (10), G Smith (3), J Rowe (9)

Georgia is a New Zealand built development of the Farr 52, a carbon fibre, state-of-the-art design with a comfortable internal fit-out. The yacht made her Rolex Sydney Hobart debut last year with her new owners who had sailed Bacardi with success for many years, including a 2nd overall in the 2006 Hobart Race. John Williams last year sailed in his 25th race and this year Graeme Ainley will reach the same milestone in ocean racing.

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GOLDFINGER

SAIL NO: 8880

LOA: 15.79m

CLASS: IRC

DESIGNER: Bruce Farr (USA)

YEAR BUILT: 2002

TYPE: Farr 52

NO. OF HOBARTS: 5

OWNERS: Peter Blake and Kate Mitchell

CLUB: Sandringham Yacht Club, VIC

CREW: P Blake, K Mitchell

Peter Blake won the 2003 Melbourne Hobart Race and also placed 2nd in the 2003 Melbourne Osaka Race with Kontrol before buying the original Ichi Ban and renaming her Goldfinger. Since then Peter and co-owner Kate Mitchell have sailed the boat in several Rolex Sydney Hobarts and are regular competitors in Victorian offshore events, including taking line honours and first place on AMS and PHD in the 2006 Melbourne Stanley Race. Peter was the Sandringham Yacht Club's club champion in 2007/08.

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HELSAL III

SAIL NO: 262

LOA: 20m

CLASS: PHS

DESIGNER: Joe Adams/Fred Barrett (AUS)

YEAR BUILT: 1984

TYPE: Adams 20

NO, OF HOBARTS: 4

OWNERS: Dr Tony Fisher and Rob Fisher

CLUB: The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, Tas

CREW: R Fisher (15), G Roper (9), J Bourke (13), I Campbell (9), J Davis 2), A Goode (2), D Browning (1), D Johnson (1), M Vosper, K Lewis (2), J Barr, K Lawrence (1)

Dr Tony Fisher raced Helsal III with success in the late 1980s and early 1990s, breaking his own record for the Gosford to Lord Howe Island race and scoring line and handicap wins in the Sydney Mooloolaba race. Tony and son Rob bought the boat back in 2007 in a totally rundown condition. A major refurbishment has been completed under the direction of Fred Barrett, including a fixed bulb keel (she originally had a centerboard) and a bigger rig. Rob Fisher will skipper the boat.

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HELSAL IV

SAIL NO: H262

LOA: 18.65m

CLASS: PHS

DESIGNER: Philippe Briand (FRA)

YEAR BUILT: 1986

TYPE: Dynamique 62

NO. OF HOBARTS: 2

OWNER: Dr Tony Fisher/Sally Smith

CLUB: Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, Tas

CREW: S Smith, R Smith (1), S McIndoe (3), B McIndoe (2), A Marsh (1), M Butler (2), R Tees, R Marsh, G Brookes, S Wennerborn

Dr Tony Fisher, line honours winner of the 1973 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race onboard his famous yacht Helsal ("the flying footpath") has entered Helsal IV, a luxury Dynamique 62 foot cruiser/racer, in the Rolex Sydney Hobart 2008 for the third consecutive year. This year the yacht will be skippered by his daughter Sally Smith (formerly Sally Fisher) the 'sal' part of Helsal, with her brother Rob Fisher skippering Helsal III in this year's race.

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INCA

SAIL NO: F111

LOA: 12.50m

CLASS: PHS

DESIGNER: Angelo Lavranos (NZL)

YEAR BUILT: 1999

TYPE: Vickers 41

NO. OF HOBARTS: 0

OWNER: Noel Sneddon

CLUB: Airlie Beach Yacht Club, QLD

CREW: N Sneddon (4), I Cooke (2), R Saunders (6), N Hildyard (1), M Cooke, J Butler, D Holt, D Buchler

Inca is a 1999 Vickers 41, designed and built in South Africa and after sailing over from South Africa in 2000, Noel Sneddon purchased her as his new home at Airlie Beach. Since then she has competed in several Audi Hamilton Island Race Weeks. While not a modern downwind flyer, Inca performs well upwind, especially in a seaway. Inca will be co-skippered by her owner and Rob Saunders.

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IMPECCABLE

SAIL NO: MH106

LOA: 10.23m

CLASS: IRC

DESIGNER: Doug Peterson (USA)

YEAR BUILT: 1980

TYPE: Peterson 33

NO. OF HOBARTS: 24

OWNER: John Walker

CLUB: Middle Harbour Yacht Club, NSW

CREW: J Walker (24), R Moore (17), M Scott (10), D Thomas (8), H Newman (2)

John Walker will create yachting history when he and his boat set sail in their 25th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, with Walker skippering at the remarkable age of 86, the oldest skipper ever to compete in the Hobart Race. Walker has three times been the CYCA's Veteran Ocean Racer of the Year and has recorded a 2nd and a 3rd overall in the Sydney Hobart as well as winning the Gosford to Lord Howe Island Race and the Sydney Mooloolaba in 2004.

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INNER CIRCLE

SAIL NO: M762

LOA: 12.24m

CLASS: IRC

DESIGNER: Bruce Farr (USA)

YEAR BUILT: 1987

TYPE: Farr 40 IOR

NO. OF HOBARTS: 11

OWNER: Ken Robinson and Darren Cooney

CLUB: Lake Macquarie Yacht Club, NSW

CREW: K Robinson (3), D Cooney (4), J Roberts (3), J Clarke (4), C Davidson (3), J McNeilly (1)

An older Farr 40, Inner Circle has been raced to Hobart many times and has recently completed her 9th Gosford to Lord Howe Island Race in which she placed 2nd on PHS in 2007. Other good results include 2nd overall on PHS in 2006's Sydney Mooloolaba and 1st overall on PHS in the Sydney Mackay Race. This will be the Lake Macquarie Yacht Club owners' fourth race to Hobart with this boat and they are hoping for a heavy race to windward.

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ISABELLA

SAIL NO: 6654

LOA: 12.10m

CLASS: PHS

DESIGNER: Judel/Vroljk (RSA)

YEAR BUILT: 2007

TYPE: Hanse 400E

NO OF HOBARTS: 0

OWNER: John Nolan

CLUB: Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, NSW

CREW: J Nolan (2), G Butler (1), M Butler (1), P Burgess, M Nolan, C Lewis

Newly launched in 2007, Isabella has competed only in Saturday club racing, apart from the RPAYC's Pittwater to Newcastle race, which she won on corrected time. John Nolan bought the well-built Hanse 400E to replace his previous Isabella, a Northshore 380S, which he sailed in the race to Hobart. His objective is to finish and better the time of his previous yacht.

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ICHI BAN

SAIL NO: AUS03

LOA: 21.5m

CLASS: IRC

DESIGNER: Don Jones (AUS)

YEAR BUILT: 2005

TYPE: Jones 70

NO. OF HOBARTS: 2

OWNER: Matt Allen

CLUB: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, NSW

CREW: M Allen (18), M Spies (30), D McGain (6), R Case (23), C Humphreys (1), G Maguire (5), N Beaudoin (1), S Lawson (3), D Woods (2)

CYCA Commodore Matt Allen is bringing his Jones 70 Ichi Ban to the start line for the third time. The powerful modified Volvo 70 finished 3rd across the line in 2007 Rolex Sydney Hobart and 2nd in 2006 to Wild Oats XI. Ichi Ban's most recent success was line honours in the 2008 Brisbane Gladstone Race. A star-studded and experienced crew, including Conrad Humphries, Gordon Maguire, Michael Spies (31 Hobarts) will sail the boat in what will be the Commodore's 20th race south. In the right conditions, Ichi Ban is capable of reaching speeds in excess of 35 knots.

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JUS'DO IT 3

SAIL NO: 5790 GBR

LOA: 14.60m

CLASS: IRC

DESIGNER: Bruce Farr (USA)

YEAR BUILT: 2005

TYPE: Beneteau First 47.7

NO. OF HOBARTS: O

OWNER: Ian Darby

CLUBS: Clyde Cruising Club, Royal Ocean Racing

Club, GBR

CREW: I Darby, A Darby, J McGarry, G Aikman, P Atkinson (1), A Macleod, F Doran, C Moore, P Harris, R Harris, R Harris

Jus'Do It 3 comes to Australia with an excellent racing record and an exceptionally experienced crew. The boat was first in fleet (Rolex Trophy) and first in class in the Antigua Race Week 2006 and first in fleet, first in class and best Beneteau in the World ARC 2005. Owner/skipper Ian Darby has had 55 years of sailing experience from dinghies to skippering his own yachts at Barbados, Antigua and Key West Race Weeks and the ARC races in 2001 and 2005.

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KIONI--GLOBAL YACHT RACING

SAIL NO: 6146

LOA: 14.5m

CLASS: PHS

DESIGNER: Bruce Farr (USA)

YEAR BUILT: 2001

TYPE: Beneteau 47.7

NO, OF HOBARTS: 4

OWNER: Global Yacht Racing, GBR

CLUB: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, NSW

CREW: A Middleton, C Burgess, M Gray, P Monk, A Peason

Kioni has introduced more than 140 sailors to their first long ocean race, sailing in races to Hobart, Lord Howe Island and the Gold Coast. This year Kioni Sailing Services will be competing in partnership with UK-based Global Yacht Racing with a truly international crew, including Brits, Canadians, Americans and a few Aussies.

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JAZZ PLAYER

SAIL NO: S390

LOA: 11.92m

CLASS: IRC

DESIGNER: Brett Bakewell-White (NZL)

YEAR BUILT: 2004

TYPE: Bakewell-White Z39

NO. OF HOBARTS: 0

OWNER: Andrew Lawrence

CLUB: Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, Vic

CREW: A Lawrence

Launched in 2004, Jazz Player was designed by New Zealander Brett Bakewell-White and is the realisation of the winning design entry for a competition sponsored by Yachting New Zealand to create a modern one-design racer/cruiser. Andrew Lawrence has owned the yacht for about 18 months, winning the PHD Division 1 of Melbourne's 2008 Range Series. The Z39 is considered to be an excellent alround performer and her crew will be working hard to maximise the yacht's potential.

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KRAKATOA II

SAIL NO: 55555

LOA: 12.18m

CLASS: PHS

DESIGNER: Finot-Conq (FRA)

YEAR BUILT: 2005

TYPE: Pogo 40

NO. OF HOBARTS: 1

OWNER: Rod Skellet

CLUB: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, NSW

CREW: R Skellet (8)

Designed as a stepping-stone between a Mini 6.5 and the Open 60s, the Pogo 40 is a fast seaworthy boat suitable for short-handed sailing. Likened to a 40-foot version of a V060, Krakatoa II carries 750 litres of water ballast each side to provide the required stability to carry the enormous sail area. Not built to perform under IRC handicap, the boat should be a strong contender in the PHS Division.

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LADY COURRIER

SAIL NO: FRA35547

LOA: 13.68m

CLASS: IRC

DESIGNER: Philippe Briand (FRA)

YEAR BUILT: 2008

TYPE: Beneteau First 45

NO, OF HOBARTS: 0

OWNER: Gery Trentesaux

CLUB: TBC

CREW: G Trentesaux, A Aubry

Lady Courrier is one of the 13 international entries and the only entrant from France in this year's race. She is a new boat and is undertaking this race with a crew of experienced ocean racers. Skipper Gery Trentesaux has previously raced in the Commodore's Cup and Fastnet races with success.

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LEUKAEMIA FOUNDATION

SAIL NO: 6082

LOA: 1168m

CLASS: IRC/Sydney 38

DESIGNER: Murray Burns Dovell (AUS)

YEAR BUILT: 2000

TYPE: Sydney 38

NO, OF HOBARTS: 2

OWNER: R Holstein / S Kellie

CLUB: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, NSW

CREW: R Holstein (9), S Kellie (2), M Fisher, B Siuton, A Pryer, P Schwarz

Leukaemia Foundation has a distinguished race record including 1st yacht under 40' across the line in the 2001 Sydney Hobart Race and 1st Sydney 38 in the CYCA's 2006 Winter Series. Sponsoring the yacht to Hobart will help the Leukaemia Foundation establish the 'Home Away from Home' fund for leukaemia patient accommodation, close to hospitals in Sydney, Hobart and other major centres.

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LIMIT *

LOA: 19.50m

CLASS: IRC

DESIGNER: Reichel/Pugh (USA)

TYPE: Reichel Pugh 62

NO. OF HOBARTS: 0

OWNER: Alan Brierty

CREW: A Brierty (5), R Hickman (31), S Gordon (14), CLUB: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, NSW D Morrow (6), P Cox

(2), G Prescott (26), D Morris (7), D Ward (9), I Walker (21), S Grice (1)

West Australian yachtsman Alan Brierty commissioned Reichel/Pugh to design his latest Limit and Mal Hart to built this state-of-the-art grand prix racer for the Rolex Sydney Hobart 2008. The new boat was launched this month. Brierty has achieved considerable success on the East Coast with his yachts, including with the Corby 49 Flirt which he renamed Limit. Limit competed in the 2007-2008 CYCA Blue Water Championship, winning the Tasman Trophy. Two-times Sydney Hobart winner Roger Hickman is the sailing master.

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LIMIT *

SAIL NO: 43218

LOA: 14.93m

CLASS: IRC

DESIGNER: John Corby

YEAR BUILT: 2002

TYPE: Corby 49

NO. OF HOBARTS: 0

OWNER: Alan Brierty

CLUB: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, NSW

CREW: TBC

Alan Brierty obtained the 49-foot Flirt and renamed the yacht Limit in February 2007. Limit competed in the 2007/08 CYCA Blue Water Championship finishing a creditable 3rd and winning the CYCA Tasman Trophy. Limit also won the Cabbage Tree Island Race, thus winning the much-revered Halverson's Trophy. Limit also won Division 2 in the 2007 Rolex Trophy Series. In early November Limit again won the Cabbage Tree Island Race to move into second place in the Blue Water Pointscore.

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LIVING DOLL

SAIL NO: R55

LOA: 16.76m

CLASS: IRC

DESIGNER: Farr Yacht Design (USA)

YEAR BUILT: 2008

TYPE: Farr 55

NO. OF HOBARTS: 0

OWNER: Michael Hiatt

CLUB: Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, VIC

CREW: M Hiatt (4), R Lloyd (4). P Fletcher (4)

One of the exciting new boats in the fleet, Michael Hiatt's latest Living Doll is aimed at giving him a speed and clear air advantage over the range of 50- to 52-footers racing major regattas. Farr Yacht Design has put a lot into this boat and Cooksons have built a beautiful hull and a fine IRC fit-out. Features include twin rudders and a lifting prop. The new boat arrived in Melbourne in early November after a stormy voyage across the Tasman.

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LLOYDS BROKERS--TOO IMPETUOUS

SAIL NO: 3663

LOA: 12.88m

CLASS: PHS

DESIGNER: Ron Holland (IRE)

YEAR BUILT: 1981

TYPE: Holland 43

NO, OF HOBARTS: 7

OWNER: Rudy Weber

CLUB: Cleveland Yacht Club

CREW: R Weber (3), L Patterson, R Patterson (2), I Thomson, P Lamplough (1), V Patterson, D Cutcliffe (2), D Stenhouse, B Green, S Lock

Too Impetuous was built in 1981 specifically for the 1983 Admiral's Cup. Since then she has competed in most blue water classics, later being used as a sail training boat. In 2002 Rudy Weber found the Holland 43 up near Tin Can Bay and after years of work, Too Impetuous has been restored. She made her ocean racing comeback in the 2006 Brisbane to Gladstone Race with a win in the Veterans class, 3rd in division and 6th overall PHS.

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LOKI

SAIL NO: AUSC0000

LOA: 63m

CLASS: IRC

DESIGNER: Reichel/Pugh (USA)

YEAR BUILT: 2008

TYPE: Reichel/Pugh 63

NO. OF HOBARTS: 0

OWNER: Stephen Ainsworth

CLUB: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, NSW

CREW: S Ainsworth (11), C Miles (2), A Beardsworth, M Bellingham (16), D Senogles (19), A Barnes (15), David Sampson (11), C Links (5). M Jones (5), D Pratt (3), R Allanson (13)

Another brand new boat, Loki has been built by McConaghy Boats for Stephen Ainsworth whose previous 63-foot Loki was destroyed when beached after breaking her rudder during the 2007 Rolex Middle Sea Race in the Mediterranean. Designed with a conventional bulb keel, she is a lot wider than the previous boat and has a long bow pole for asymmetric spinnakers. Joining Ainsworth's regular crew will be noted English yachtsman Andy Beadsworth as a helmsman along with Cameron Miles and Chris Links.

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MAHLIGAI

SAIL NO: BRU1

LOA: 14.27m

CLASS: PHS

DESIGNER: Murray Burns Dovell (AUS)

YEAR BUILT: 1998

TYPE: Sydney 46

NO. OF HOBARTS: 0

OWNER: Murray Owens Jenny Kings

CLUB: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, NSW

CREW: M Owen (2), J Kings (1), C Baillie (1), D Brown, L Knappett, 0 Muyt (7), J Bowker (3), V Whitby (1), M Lilly, P Whitaker, S Gorrel, P Whitaker, T Hamer

A newcomer to long ocean racing, this Murray Burns Dovell-designed 46-footer recently competed in the Audi Winter Series and finished 15th in the PHS Division of the Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race. Placed 12th IRC in the Cabbage Tree Island Race in November.

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MALUKA OF KERMANDIE

SAIL NO: A19

LOA: 9.1m

CLASS: IRC

DESIGNER: Cliff Gale (AUS)

YEAR BUILT: 1932

TYPE: Classic gaff rigger

NO. OF HOBARTS: 1

OWNER: Sean Langman

CLUB: Port Huon Yacht Club, Tas

CREW: S Langman and others

Originally built 76 years ago of Huon pine, the gaff-rigged Maluka was lovingly rebuilt by Sean Langman, better known for his highspeed ocean racer Xena(which also raced as Grundig and AAPT) He sailed Maluka in the 2006 Rolex Sydney Hobart. She was the smallest and oldest boat to compete and the only gaff-rigger, placing 8th overall in the IRC category. While she carries a Sydney Amateur Sailing Club sail number, Maluka of Kermandie will represent the Port Huon Yacht Club in southern Tasmania.

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MORE WITCHCRAFT

SAIL NO: 8402

LOA: 13.95m

CLASS: PHS

DESIGNER: Kevin Dibley (NZL)

YEAR BUILT: 1995

TYPE: Dibley 46

NO. OF HOBARTS: 5

OWNER: John Cameron

CLUB: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, NSW

CREW: TBC

CYCA Rear Commodore John Cameron has achieved some excellent results with this boat including a 1st and a 3rd in the PHS division of the Audi Sydney Gold Coast Race and a 2nd in PHS in the Sydney Mooloolaba Race. Recently More Witchcraft placed second in the Gosford to Lord Howe Island Race. As usual she will be sailing with an experienced crew.

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MORRIS FINANCE CINQUANTE

SAIL NO: G5038

LOA: 11.78m

CLASS: IRC/OD

DESIGNER: Murray Burns Dovell (AUS)

YEAR BUILT: 2002

TYPE: Sydney 38

NO. OF HOBARTS: 0

OWNER: Ian Murray

CLUB: Royal Geelong Yacht Club, Vic

CREW: T Davis (4), I Murray, T McRae (3), D Pickering (5), J Smith (1), F Forbes

This Victorian Sydney 38 recently placed 6th in the 2008 National titles and 3rd in the Victorian titles. The previous season she sailed north and won the Sydney 38 division at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. Racing in the ORCV's Melbourne to Stanley event in early November, Cinquante placed 3rd behind fellow Victorian yachts in the Rolex Sydney Hobart, Chutzpah and Wild Side in the IRC Division.

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MR BEAK'S RIBS

SAIL NO: 8447

LOA: 13.35m

CLASS: IRC

DESIGNER: Bruce Farr (USA)

YEAR BUILT: 2004

TYPE: Beneteau First 44.7

NO. OF HOBARTS: 2

OWNER: David Beak

CLUB: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, NSW

CREW: D Beak (5), I Short (6), G Cooper (4), C Wheeler (4), J Penney (1), K Downing (1), D Anderson (1), F Craddock (1), M Philberg

An exceptionally well-sailed and optimised Beneteau 44.7, Mr Beak's Ribs has had a long string of successes including a division win the Rolex Sydney Hobart 2007 and wins at Hamilton Island Race Week, Skandia Geelong Week, the historic RSYS Gascoigne Cup, Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta and the Bird Island Race. So far this season she has won the Flinders Island Race and placed third in the Cabbage Tree Island Race.

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MUSTANG SALLY

SAIL NO: F550

LOA: 14.1m

CLASS: IRC

DESIGNER: Bruce Farr (USA)

YEAR BUILT: 1988

TYPE: Farr 46

NO. OF HOBARTS: 0

OWNER: Warren Batt

CLUB: Fremantle Sailing Club, WA

CREW: W Batt, M Piesse, N Murphy (1), G Cuthbertson (1), T Bell (1), R Law, M Giles, R Mulcany, T Meyer, J Carlton, B Marsden

Mustang Sally is a 46' Farr-designed performance cruising, fractional sloop built in 1988 by Jago and Hart for Victorian Alf Neate. She completed the Sydney Hobart Race in 1992 as Morning Mist and 1994 as Mustang Sally. The current owner has had her for over 13 years, completing a global circumnavigation including regattas in Phuket (2002), Cork (2004), Antigua (2005) and Hamilton Island (2007), as well as completing circumnavigations of Australia and New Zealand.
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