This is a first Hobart for Steven Fahey and Cartouche’s first Sydney Hobart. Joining him are the two reasons he is doing the race, his 21 and 18 year old sons Damon and Nick, who have done a few offshore races with him. Cartouche scored overall victory in the 2014 Melbourne Hobart East Coaster and finished fourth overall in the 2014 Apollo Bay Race and was third out of three under IRC in the Melbourne Vanuatu race. A stylish Beneteau 50, she also finished second overall in the 2013-2014 ORCV Offshore Championship. Most recently finished fifth overall in the Melbourne Stanley Race. Regular crew will prepare the boat for Hobart, while Fahey’s sons will deliver it to Sydney, where a relaxed owner will step aboard for the big race on Boxing Day.
|Crew||B Colman (1), D Fahey, G Merchant, J Hurst, K Kilgariff, K Ribton-Turner, L Hulley (1), N Fahey, S Smith, T Kenner|
|Type||Beneteau First 50|
|Designer||Farr Yacht Design|