Dr Tony Fisher raced Helsal III with success in the late 1980s and early 1990s, including breaking his own record for the Gosford to Lord Howe Island and scoring line and handicap wins in the Sydney Mooloolaba Race. Tony and his son, Rob, bought back the boat in 2007 in totally rundown condition. They have completed a major refurbishment under the direction of Tasmanian designer Fred Barrett, including a fixed bulb keel (she originally had a centerboard) and bigger rig. Rob Fisher will skipper the boat in the Rolex Sydney Hobart while his sister, Sally Smith, will skipper Dr Fisher’s other yacht, the cruising boat Helsal IV.
|Yacht Name||Helsal III|
|Owner||Tony Fisher/Rob Fisher|
|Skipper||Rob Fisher (15)|
|Crew||G Roper (9), J Bourke (13), I Campbell (9), J Davis (2), A Goode (2), D Browning (1), M Vosper, P McTaggert, K Lewis (2), J Barr, K Lawrence (1), G Skennar, Dr A Fisher (9)|