Maluka of Kermandie
Originally built 80 years ago of Huon pine, the gaff-rigged Maluka was lovingly rebuilt by Sean Langman, better known for his high-octane yachts AAPT and Loyal. He sailed Maluka in the 2006 Rolex Sydney Hobart and was the first boat under 9.5m LOA to finish. In fact, she was the smallest boat to compete, placing eight overall, the year of the 'golden oldies' when Love & War won, Bacardi was second and Impeccable fifth. Last year she had the distinction of being last on line (but 34th overall), the irony being Langman was listening when his former Loyal sailed to a line honours win. While she carries a Sydney Amateur Sailing Club sail number, Maluka of Kermandieis representing the Port Huon Yacht Club in southern Tasmania, where Sean has extended his business interests.
|Name||Maluka of Kermandie|
|Skipper||Sean Langman (22)|
|Crew||P Langman (1), N Langman (1), J Crawford (5), S McKnight (7), M Skolzo|