The distinctive dark blue hull and name, Martela has been easy to spot on the second start line of the last two Rolex Sydney Hobart races. Tony Williams and his crew, including his 21 year-old son Zach, who will be aboard again this year, have continued to be pleased with their ongoing performance. In 2012 they finished, seventh in IRC Division 4 and ninth ORCi Division 3. They bettered their performance of 2011 and the plan is to up the ante again this year. In 2013 they finished third overall in IRC Division 4 and 12th Overall ORCi.
In February, Martela finished IRC second overall in Tasmania’s Betsey Island Race. And in the Combined Clubs Long Race Series in March, after she got an early break on the fleet as it sailed down the Derwent in light winds, Martela led the fleet to the Iron Pot and went on to win the treble of AMS, IRC and PHS in Group 1 on corrected time. The final race victory gave Martela the summer season long race pennant under the major AMS scoring system, second overall under IRC and fourth under PHS scoring.
|Skipper||Anthony Williams (4)|
|Sailing Master||Andrew Davison (5)|
|Crew||A Nunn (1), N McMillan (1), Z Williams (2), J Hill, M Schofield, P Mazengarb, D Steel|
|Builder||X - Yachts|