Let’s Go last raced in a Sydney Hobart in 1992, 1993, and 1994. In the 50th Anniversary race in 1994, Lets Go (then sponsored by Collex Onyx), finished a credible 29th over the line out of 374 boats, and second in Division A. The crew also won the Customs House “Bundy Jug Drinking Competition” each of those years, with the plaque still proudly hanging on the wall at Customs House in Hobart. In early 2002, Let’s Go had a rest from sailing and was trucked to her owners yabby farm and literally “put out to pasture”, awaiting a full conversion from a racer/cruiser, into a cruising boat that still goes pretty quick. This makeover took just under 8 years, and since then Let’s Go has cruised up and back to the Whitsundays twice, winning Airlie Beach Race Week in 2010, with the owners border collie onboard as the navigator, then the boat cruised the Louisiade Archipelago in Papua New Guinea, and went onto circumnavigate Tasmania in 2012. In preparation for this year’s race the boat has been stripped of all its external cruising items such as the dodger and davits, and most of the live-aboard longtime cruising items have also been removed, but has retained all of the internal cruising comforts such as air conditioner, TV, fridge, freezer, washing machine and watermarker, to name a few.
|Yacht Name||Lets Go|
|Skipper||Danielle Ovenden (3)|
|Sailing Master||Peter Hewson (3)|
|Crew||P Walsh (18), B Penfold (5), J Robinson (4), D Haines (15), D Johnston, T Hewson, N Kerr|