The Yachts




Hartbreaker finished the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart in 55th overall – a significant improvement on the 67th overall in 2016 after suffering engine problems. The RP46 placed 41st overall in 2015, 21st on Line Honours in 2014 and 49th in 2013 – the year Tony Walton and Alan Breidahl purchased and renamed the boat previously known as Hardys Secret Mens Business 2 and Shamrock. This year the navigator will again be James Dagge, Hong Kong-based Finn sailor who is excited to start his second race in preparation for the 2020 Olympics. Going in to this year’s race Anthony Walton explains; “As skipper for our fifth Hobart, we are happy to have been able to start and complete four consecutive races. With our increasing crew experience, we feel this is the best prepared we’ve been and look to build on our previous results.”

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Competitor Details

Yacht Name Hartbreaker
Sail Number B330
Owner Antony Walton & Gaye Walton
Skipper Antony Walton (3)
Crew Louis Irving, James Dagge, James Gooley, Jason Boyle, Paul King (2), Robert Pollock, Stuart De Poi, Anssi Paatero, Catherine Parsons, Charles Stott (4), Gordon Buchan (4)
State VIC
Type Reichel Pugh 46
Designer Reichel/Pugh (USA)
Builder Hart Marine
Construction Carbon
LOA 14.2
Beam 3.6
Draft 3.3