Anthony Lyall purchased this boat in late November, making the step up to grand prix racing from his old warhorse Valheru, a modified Elliott 13. Cougar II finished second overall in the 2008 Rolex Sydney Hobart, skippered by her previous owner. Lyall, a Beaconsfield medico, will return to start in his eleventh Rolex Sydney Hobart with some of his experienced Valheru crew.
|Skipper||Anthony Lyall (10)|
|Navigator||P Brasington (27)|
|Crew||B Gadd (10), C Boon, D Meincke (13), R Gilbert (11), R Cohen (18), S Denholm (1), T Roberts (11), T Grafton (12), A Declerck (1), C Nolan (4)|