The Yachts


Category Placing
IRC 60
IRC - Div A 5
Line Honours 10
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Grant Wharington’s Skandia was the 2003 Rolex Sydney Hobart line honours winner and the following year was leading the fleet to Hobart when she capsized and the crew abandoned ship.  Skandia was rebuilt and went on to take line honours in the 2005 Sydney Gold Coast, Sydney Mooloolaba and Sydney Mackay races.

This year has been a quiet one for Skandia with Wharington and his crew using the time off the water to prepare the boat for its fifth consecutive attempt at the 628 nautical mile ocean classic.  The design of this 30m maxi is an ongoing process with its configuration refined no less than five times since its launch in October 2003.  Returned to racing with an easy line honours win in the Melbourne to Stanley race in early November.

Link here (Flash) or here (ASF format) to an interview with a Skandia crewman prior to the 2005 race


Competitor Details

Name Skandia
Sail Number M10
Owner Grant Wharington
Skipper Grant Wharington (19)
Crew G Taylor (6), I Johnston (6), J Rae (6), P Cosman (6), G Healy (5), N Stahmer(1), C Smith (6), B Coventry (6), R James, M Fullerton, P Heyes, M Bartlett, T Ede, Sue Crafer, G Peet, P Doriean
State VIC
Club Mornington Yacht Club VIC
Type 100 SuperMaxi
Designer Don Jones / Fred Barrett
Builder Hart Marine
Construction Composite
LOA 30
Beam 4.9
Draft 5