First timer in this race, Carrera S arrived in Australia in 2018, having raced extensively in Auckland over the previous 10 years. Since buying the Marten 49 cruiser/racer, Gerry Cantwell has competed in the Auckland Noumea Race and the Groupama Race, which takes the fleet around New Caledonia. Carrera S usually races out of Sandringham Yacht Club in Melbourne in between major events, and took line honours in May’s Apollo Bay Race. To prepare for the 75th Sydney Hobart, Cantwell started the 2019 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast race, but retired because of time constraints. He continued on to Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island Race Weeks where he took on the big guns and finished an excellent fourth at the latter event.
|Yacht Name||Carrera S|
|Skipper||Gerry Cantwell (2)|
|Sailing Master||Bretlyn Brown (7)|
|Crew||D Rae, M Seager (1), A McGregor, P Seager (1), B Westerbeek (2), J White (7), C Warren (4), R Epstein (5), K Economou|