The Yachts


Category Placing
IRC - Div 1
ORCi - Div 1
Line Honours
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Triton is the former Vanguard, purchased by Michael Cranitch and David Gotze from Dick Cawse in August last year. They were among the first casualties in the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart, sustaining forestay damage early on the first evening, but have since finished 46th overall in the 2015 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race. Cranitch previously owned the downwind flyer, Broomstick, while Gotze successfully campaigned large and smaller yachts. Triton can win the Hobart. As Vanguard, she proved to be a rocket ship, winning line, overall and PHS honours in the CYCA Ocean Point Score when brand new. In the final race of the 2004/2005 OPS, from Sydney to Newcastle, she repeated the trifecta experience to claim the series trophy in both classes. She also wrapped up the 2009/2010 OPS.


Competitor Details

Name Triton
Sail Number 6377
Owner David Gotze & Michael Cranitch
Skipper David Gotze (4)
Navigator Matthew Wenke (8)
Crew A Simpson (4), C Lotz, J Goluzd (30), J Dorron, K Swiney (7), M Hayes (15), R Bott (5), R Jacobs (18), S Alle (10), S Jook (2), S Reffold (15), S Crafer (13), T Ellis (47)
State NSW
Type LC60
Designer Lyons/Cawse
Builder Sydney Yachts
Construction GRP/Carbon
LOA 18.3
Beam 4.8
Draft 3.6