The Yachts




Bacardi holds the record for the most Hobart races ever sailed by an individual yacht – 28 and this year she will break her own record and make it 29. She finished 58th overall and 7th in division in last year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart, and equaled the record 27 races set in 2007 by Phillips Foote Witchdoctor, a Davidson 44, in 2011. 

Bacardi has only failed to finish once in her Hobart race history. Sailed by her by her present owner in 2010, she dropped her rig and the deck disintegrated in heavy seas off the southern NSW coast. Bacardi’s best result in the Rolex Sydney Hobart was in 2006 when 35 year-old finished second overall to the classic yacht Love & War.

Skipper Martin Power raced his previous boat, a Swanson 36, Breakaway, to several divisional placings in the Rolex Sydney Hobart, including winning the Gordon Marshall Trophy in 1999.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Bacardi
Sail Number SM377
Owner Martin Power
Skipper Martin Power (11)
Navigator Steve Humphries (6)
Crew M Beddoes (2), M Fox, L Powell, L Forkes (3), B Leighton, D Margetts(1), G Poole
State VIC
Club Sandrigham YC
Type Peterson 44
Designer Doug Peterson
Builder John Gould
Construction Fibreglass
LOA 13.341
Beam 4.17
Draft 2.43