Owner Trevor Taylor is an experienced offshore racing skipper, including winning the Siska Trophy as WA Offshore Champion, and returns to the Rolex Sydney Hobart after a two year break. In the 2011 race, Optimus Prime placed tenth in IRC Division 2, following on from her sixth in IRC Division 2 and 24th overall in the 2008 race. Other impressive results include: a fastest time and second overall in the Fremantle to Carnarvon Race, first and fastest in the first leg of the Valmadre Series and first and fastest in the Dolphin Race, the first leg of the Farrawa Cup. Optimus Prime is one of five yachts from Western Australia making their away across the Great Australian Bite and on to Sydney to get ready for this year’s race.
|Yacht Name||Optimus Prime|
|Skipper||Trevor Taylor (4)|
|Sailing Master||Peter Jones (4)|
|Navigator||Lynnath Beckley (1)|
|Crew||A McPhee (5), G Woods (3), J Weeden (3), P Thompson (2), P Tunnard (3), S Ballantyne (1), P Baker, T Carter, B Moore, J Kelly (1)|