- The Yachts
Dekadence has bounced around from initial owner, Victorian Phil Coombs, to Tasmanian David Creese, back to Melbourne to Ken Simpson and now to Queensland’s Stephanie Kerin. She raced in the Brisbane Gladstone, Keppel Island, Airlie Beach (finished eighth in IRC Division 2) and Hamilton Island (seventh in IRC Division 2), but says she is keeping the best for last – the Hobart. Dekadence last went to Hobart in 2012 with Ken Simpson and finished 53rd overall from 54 IRC finishers. She contested two Hobarts under Coombs, finishing 10th in the tough 2004 race and 19th the following year. He and Peter Walsh (who is aboard with Kerin for the Hobart) took on the 2007 Melbourne-Osaka double-handed race and were fifth over the line. The boat also had many local successes before being sold to David Creese, who contested the 2009 Hobart and finished 21st overall.
|Crew||B Mann, B Miethke (1), B Kennett (5), C Johnson, G Tomlins, G Durran (5), G Paulsen, P Walsh, R Bakker, S Hunter|