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Kayle - Sailors with disAbilities

Kayle - Sailors with disAbilities


Sailors With Disabilities raced its TP52, Wot Eva to 47th overall in the 2014 Hobart, but it is chartered for the race, so SWD will take their Lyons 54 with which they finished the 2013 Hobart seventh overall as Faceboat Sailors with disABILITIES. SWD has a new competition, ‘Design a Colour Scheme for our Yachts’. The winning design will be printed on all three SWD yachts and it will be seen by viewers of the Rolex Sydney Hobart and other races, visit: Pescud is focussed on giving disabled people opportunities to sail via SWD. It has won many accolades, including the Minister's Volunteer Management Award for a state sporting organisation 2015, for its dedication to improving the lives of millions of people from NSW through sport, and later named NSW Volunteer Team of the Year.

Pescud skippered this boat to PHS victory in the 2007 Hobart. In 2003, he and a disabled crew shattered the circumnavigation of Australia monohull record, which still holds today. In late October, he and a mainly disabled crew set the Sydney-Lord Howe Island record aboard Wot Eva. With a disabled crew, he also famously won PHS overall in the fatal 1998 Hobart with a former yacht. John Whitfield will skipper the yacht to Hobart, while Pescud unusually stays ashore - to help celebrate his mother’s Boxing Day birthday. 


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Kayle - Sailors with disAbilities
Sail Number 7878
Owner David Pescud
Skipper John Whitfeld (21)
Navigator Anne Lawrence (10)
Crew G Pugh (1), J Wilson, J Igoe, J Harrison, K Rainbow, P Bulley (1), R Honschooten, K Foster, M Ralph (1), M Thompson (8), P Palmer, P Hopkins (25), P Walker (3), R Montague
State NSW
Type Lyons 54
Designer David Lyons
Builder David Pescud
Construction GRP
LOA 16.2
Beam 4.3
Draft 3.3