Former world champion sailor Paul Eldrid is joined by respected West Australian sailor Chris Higham (his company Abbotts lends its name to the boat) who have borrowed Vamp from past CYCA Commodore, David Fuller. The team will be boosted by Olympic gold medallist and former world champion, Nathan Wilmot and veteran Sydney navigator Bryan Northcote. With Eldrid, the trio were lynchpins aboard Indian in the 2017 race south. Joining them are talented and experienced sailors from WA, NSW and New Zealand with many of them regularly racing together including several past Hobart races. The Corby 49 last went to Hobart in 2011 when Fuller loaned her to Peter Wrigley, who finished 26th overall and won Division 2. With the late Roger Hickman as sailing master, Vamp placed ninth overall and second in Division 2 in 2010.
|Yacht Name||Abbotts Vamp|
|Skipper||Paul Eldrid (6) & Chris Higham|
|Navigator||Bryan Northcote (16)|
|Crew||J Wijohn, D Palmer (2), J Lenton (3), D Ward (19), R Senior (2), N Bagot, N Wilmot (3), C Stevens, R Howell (4), V Bagot, S Broom (13)|