The Yachts


Category Placing
IRC - Div 1
ORCi - Div 1
Line Honours
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Duende is a 52 foot yacht from the design team of Judel and Vrolijk in Germany and sistership to the previous Yendys. Previously raced as Tau Ceramics and Lacoste in Europe this yacht has been modified for Australian conditions and optimised under the IRC rating system.  It has a favourable handicap and a crew of very experienced yachtsman lead by Damien Parkes, no stranger to the Rolex Sydney Hobart, with his son Nick, Donald Graham, and Tony Cable who hold the record for the most Hobarts by an individual – currently 45.  Cable will be undertaking his 46th journey south.


Competitor Details

Name Duende
Sail Number ESP6100
Owner Damien Parkes
Skipper Damien Parkes (24)
Crew T Cable (45), D Graham (7), N Parkes (4), M Cassidy (2), T Wormald, B O'Mahony (4), A Campbell (3)
State NSW
Type JV52
Designer Judel Vrolijk
Builder Logitud Cero
Construction Kevlar Composite
LOA 15.39
Beam 3.9