The Yachts

Sailors With Disabilities

Category Placing
PHS - Div 1 5
Line Honours 26
Line Honours - Div 361 26
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Sailors With Disabilities returns to defend a PHS win in 2007 Rolex Sydney Hobart race. This follows from a PHS win in 2006 Sydney Mooloolaba and a second in the inaugural Sydney Mackay Yacht Race in the same year. This specially designed 54-footer has contested every east coast regatta and offshore race since being launched in 2000. With their previous boat, Pescud and his largely disabled crew won PHS Division A of the storm battered 1998 Sydney Hobart. SWD also holds the monohull circumnavigation of Australia record.


Competitor Details

Name Sailors With Disabilities
Sail Number 7878
Owner David Pescud
Skipper David Pescud (17)
Crew C Simpson (14), G Johnstone (5), J Thatcher (1), F Walker (6), M Thompson (4), T Sutton, T Cutfield (1), T Byford (1), A Grundy (7), A Beacham (2), B Canham (4), K Watson, P Dybell, C Wilson
State NSW
Type Lyons 54
Designer David Lyons
Builder David Pescud
Construction GRP
LOA 16.2
Beam 4.3
Draft 3.4