The Yachts


Category Placing
IRC 65
IRC - Div 1 15
Clipper 70 3
Line Honours 41
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Belgium’s Gaëtan Thomas skippers Garmin, the boat which previously competed in the Rolex Sydney Hobart under the names Qingdao in 2013 when it finished 65th overall, and PSP Logistics in 2015 under skipper Max Stunell, when it  improved to 57th overall, 21st in Division 2 and 11th in the Clipper division. Crew this year aboard includes Australian triathlete coach, Dr Darren Smith, who helped two athletes to top four finishes at the London Olympic Games. Dave West from Devon, UK, is also aboard. As Gamin’s Ambassador, he is using Garmin cameras to document his 40,000nm race around the world, including Garmin winning the inaugural Ocean Sprint and finishing third on Leg 2.


Competitor Details

Name Garmin
Sail Number GBR722X
Owner Clipper Ventures
Skipper Gaetan Thomas
Sailing Master Mik Moore (1)
Crew N Wyatt, S Talfourd, M Showell-Woodsm, B Lyons, R Collins, J Allison, D West, N Smith, T Rubenstein, D Loe, S Geddes, M Brien, J Zbontar Skraba, R Verity, H Shragge, M Pattni, G Injoque, S Elles, A Bonnett, S Yeates, W Reed
State Great Britain
Type Clipper 70
Designer Tony Castro
Builder Mazarin Shipyard
LOA 21.33