Darren Ladd and his crew will be out to ensure that Ichor Coal finishes the Rolex Sydney Hobart. In the 2013, the former Henri Lloyd, skippered by Eric Holden, was the only Clipper retirement when she suffered rudder damage. However, the dedicated crew plowed on and won the Clipper Round the World Race. In the current crew is Rick Schwab, who after losing his wife to cancer last year, and struggling coming to terms with her death, decided to fill every single day of his life. Joining him aboard the boat is Sapinda Rainbow ambassador, Thulisile Lekalake, a 22 year-old from Kwamhlanga, South Africa. She wanted to study journalism, but because both parents were out of work, it was difficult to further her studies - until she started her own small business that helps support her family.
|Yacht Name||Ichor Coal|
|Crew||A Murden, E Hadshar, E Sinclair, E Nel, G Bransgrove, G Willis, I Kamcke, J Rafferty, L Thomas, M Berry, N Horak, R Schwab, R Davis, S Young, S Lee, T Lekalake, T Virno|