The Yachts




One of four South Australian yachts in this year's race,Enchantress is a home-designed yacht that was also built locally from cold moulded cedar over frames and stringers and is about to tackle her first Rolex Sydney Hobart. She has been raced and cruised since being launched in 1983 by her owner/designer, John Muirhead, competing in 20 Adelaide to Port Lincoln races.

Enchantress won the 2010 Melbourne to Hobart West Coaster under IRC, PHS and AMS after finishing sixth on line. Her Hobart crew feature the same guys who sailed her to victory; Roger Harrison, co-owner John Willoughby, Steve Jenkins, Rob Large and Noel Swan. Built to perform downwind, Enchantress can take a bit of hard stuff on the nose, as long as she eventually gets to go downwind.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Enchantress
Sail Number SA346
Owner John Muirhead
Skipper John Muirhead
Crew A Muirhead (1), J Willoughby, N Swan, R Large, R Harrison, S Jenkins, L Micheal
State SA
Type Muirhead 11
Designer John Muirhead
Builder John Muirhead
Construction Wood Epoxy
LOA 11.0
Beam 3.2
Draft 2.3