Valheru was damaged and forced to retire following a collision (she was right of way boat) soon after the start of the 2002 Sydney Hobart Race. After a protracted settlement case, she has been repaired by builder Peter Milner and given a new rig configuration by Fred Barrett. Skipper Tony Lyall, a Beaconsfield medico who sails out of Hobart, will return to start in her seventh Rolex Sydney Hobart with virtually the same experienced crew from the 2002 race.
|Skipper||Anthony Lyall (6)|
|Navigator||Phil Brasington (15)|
|Crew||P Hopkins (15) , I Ross (16), T Grafton (9), T Roberts (8), B Gadd (7), R Cohen, J Brook, D Oak|
|Club||Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania|