Duende is a 52 foot yacht from the design team of Judel and Vrolijk in Germany and sistership to the previous Yendys. Previously raced as Tau Ceramics and Lacoste in Europe this yacht has been modified for Australian conditions and optimised under the IRC rating system. It has a favourable handicap and a crew of very experienced yachtsman lead by Damien Parkes, no stranger to the Rolex Sydney Hobart, with his son Nick, Donald Graham, and Tony Cable who hold the record for the most Hobarts by an individual – currently 45. Cable will be undertaking his 46th journey south.
|Skipper||Damien Parkes (24)|
|Crew||T Cable (45), D Graham (7), N Parkes (4), M Cassidy (2), T Wormald, B O'Mahony (4), A Campbell (3)|