A regular Sydney Hobart competitor, James Murchison missed last year’s race, but finished sixth in PHS and second in Division 1 in 2017, after placing PHS eighth overall and sixth in Division 2 in 2016. Abracadabra scored her best result in 2015, when Murchison skippered his PHS Division 2 boat to overall PHS victory, defeating all Division 1 boats in the process. The Tripp 47 finished seventh overall in 1996. All her other Hobarts were sailed under PHS for 13th in 2006, 18th in 2008, 14th in 2010, seventh in 2012 and 10th in 2014. Murchison has also contested the Melbourne Osaka double handed race amongst others. Abracadabra finished PHS third in the 2019 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast race.
|Skipper||James Murchison (12)|
|Crew||A Beasley, B Creighton, B Paton, C Grennhalgh, D Hosken, J Francis, J Murchison, K Righton, M Croak, P Tanner, P Craig|