If the breeze favours mid-sized boats, First National Real Estate will be a strong chance for a divisional win. Since her launch, the boat has placed well in every major ocean race she has competed in. Current Hobart Open Race record-setting skipper Michael Spies and part owner Peter Johnston, sailing in his first Hobart, have assembled a top crew.
|Yacht Name||First National|
|Owner||Michael Spies & Peter Johnson|
|Skipper||M Spies & P Johnson|
|Crew||M Spies (26), A Roxburgh (9), M Hughes (3), A Joyce, G Harland (10), W Miller (10), L Ratcliff (9), P Johnston, G Harland|
|Designer||Farr Yacht Design|