InfoTrack finished fourth over the line after a protracted battle with Wild Oats XI, Black Jack and Comanche last year. She was lauded by the other super owners, as conditions did not suit this heavier boat, but she gave the top three a run for their money. Software supremo, Christian Beck, bought Perpetual Loyal from Anthony Bell in 2017, renamed her InfoTrack, and finished fourth on line in 2017, inside the Rolex Sydney Hobart record set by this boat when owned by Bell. Despite a few bumps along the way, this boat continues to defy her critics. Beck ordered changes last year, including modifying the water ballast system, all new winch motors, adding a J Zero (masthead headsail off the bowsprit) to the inventory and a whisker pole.
When owned by Bell, the super maxi retired from the 2014 and 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobarts (damaged after hitting an object and rudder damage respectively), after finishing second on line in 2013, and took line honours in the 2015 Sydney Gold Coast Race. Beck has again assembled a rock solid crew and who knows, she could hit the finish line first.
|Skipper||Joe Akacich (21)|
|Navigator||Bradshaw Kellett (27)|
|Crew||L Chapman (5), P Coghlan, S Wallace (4), A Gough (3), C Blewett (1), T Mutter (4), J D Niclair, C Nicholson (6), M Parker (7), A Mons (1), C Hernandez, B Jackson, J Bicknell, G Alterdill, T Oxley (14), M White (17), K Bullock, R Snell, M Ingham, C Beck (1)|
|Designer||Juan Kouyoumdjian (Arg)|