Indian was launched in January 2014, but leased to the Platoon TP2 team for the ORC Worlds in Germany, so Craig Carter did not see his boat until late October, when she arrived in Sydney. Indian showed promise, finishing ninth overall in the Cabbage Tree Island Race and fourth in last December’s Bird Island Race, as she prepared for the 2014 Hobart, in which she finished 38th overall and sixth in Division 1. This May, Indian took the line honours and was second overall in the 1440nm Fremantle Bali Race, then took line honours and shaved 7 minutes off Elle’s (Adrienne Cahalan) 20 year-old race record of 17hrs 18mins in the 220nm Fremantle to Geraldton Race in October, and finished second overall. In great shape, Carter is back for a second go at the Hobart, and adding noted Kiwi match racer, Simon Minoprio to an already great crew, should be advantageous.
|Skipper||Craig Carter (1)|
|Crew||D Palmer, D Ward (15), P Eldrid (3), R Howell (2), S Minoprio (1), S Locke (1), T Barton (1), T Lynch (1), J Breislin, P Nielson, M Hannon|