Duende will be heading to Hobart for a fifth consecutive time with its rather special crew member, Tony ‘Glark’ Cable, who will achieve his 50th Sydney Hobart this year, breaking his own record of 49 last year. His nearest rivals for the title are Tony Ellis (with 47) and Syd Fischer and Bill Ratcliff with 46 each. This will be a momentous race for Glark, a CYCA Life member. Owner, In last year’s race, Duende finished 11th overall in PHS and fourth in Division 1 and are hoping for a win to mark Cable’s 50th, when the ‘Short Fat Bald Man’ sticker are sure to make a comeback. Prior to that, she was ninth overall in 2013, and retired from the 2012 race after suffering engine problems heading into Bass Strait. Duende previously raced as Tau Ceramics and Lacoste in Europe, and Parkes purchased her and modified the yacht to suit Australian conditions, also optimising her for IRC.
|Skipper||Damien Parkes (29)|
|Navigator||Donald Graham (14)|
|Crew||C Tidswell, D Bishop, F Adamnson, J Porter, L Gilbert (3), L Baker, M Cassidy (6), N Parkes (6), R Theedam, R Macmillan (2), S Vegh (1), T Cable (49)|