After several years of campaigning the veteran Starlight Express, Stewart Thwaites and his business partner Paul Hakes joined forces to create this 98-foot super maxi. Many of the original crew have made the transition to the line honours contender and it will remain to be seen which of the two 98 footers (Skandia the other) reaches Hobart first.
|Crew||S Thwaites (3), P Sutton (3), D Barcham (4), S Bannatyne, M Stechmann (1), E Tam (3), R Greer (3), R Keenan (2), J Ferris (2), A Nolan, R Sutton (1), M McDowell, S Beavis, C Appleton, P Airey, K Purdie, J Parkin, T Sorsa, R Dreverman, D Kelleher, J Tucker, G Beak, J Ornsby, R Sutton, R Keenan, P Janeson, R Sutton|
|Club||Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club|
|Builder||Hakes Marine Construction|