A brand new Concubine for Jason Ward who last year, following many years of one-design racing, contested his first Sydney Hobart last year with co-owner and wife, Shevaun Bruland aboard their former Concubine, a Beneteau First 40. After delivering the yacht to Sydney together, they finished 43rd overall and 18th in Division 3 and 36th overall in ORCi for 11th in Division 3. In February, they finished 5th overall in the Lexus Adelaide Port Lincoln Yacht Race and 2nd overall at Port Lincoln Race Week. Will be interesting to see what they bring to the table with the new boat, from well-respected designer, Mark Mills. The boat arrived by ship on 11 November, giving the crew little time to adapt. However, a strong line-up is bolstered by Steve Kemp, Julian Freeman, Silas Nolan and Nick Partridge, while father and son, Anthony and Jesse Mitton, join the crew again.
|Crew||A Henshall, A Mitton, J Paterson, J Clark, J Mitton, J Freeman, L Stephens, M Pernini, N Partridge, S Bruland, S Kemp, S Nolan|