The Yachts




Wedgetail has put together a solid record in Rolex Sydney Hobart Races, with a 6th and 10th overall and two class 2nds since 2005. Wedgetail has achieved good results over 2007 & 2008 sailing in the Audi Sydney Gold Coast Race, including 1st in IRC Division 2 (2007) and 2nd in class (2008).  Given hard reaching or running conditions, Wedgetail should be right up there in this year’s Hobart race.

Skipper Bill Wild always puts together an excellent crew with Kevin Costin joining two highly experienced women sailors - Gail Harland (who has sailed in 15 Hobarts – and will sail her 16th Hobart this year) and Vanessa Dudley (13 Hobarts); accompanied by Auckland sailmaker Simon Kidd and navigator Peter Elkington.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Wedgetail
Sail Number HW42
Owner Bill Wild
Skipper Bill Wild (4)
Navigator Peter Elkington (5)
Crew K Costin (8), V Dudley (12), I Davis, P Houghton, P Dowdney (1), T Slatter, C Janes
State QLD
Type Welbourn 42
Designer Hugh Welbourn
Builder Kos & Co
Construction Carbon & Foam
LOA 12.80
Beam 3.95
Draft 2.6