Rod Smallman sailed Maverick to 89th overall in their first Sydney Hobart in 2019. He has since sold the boat to Tony Hammond, but Hammond will not join him for the race this year. Smallman and this Jeanneau Sun Fast 3600 finished third overall in the 5500 nautical mile Melbourne Osaka double-handed race in 2018 with his son Tyson. Maverick has continued to race double-handed in ORCV events as she prepares for her assault on the 628nm Rolex Sydney Hobart. Victorians, Smallman and Leeton Hulley, who has done seven Hobarts and is a dab hand in the galley, will provide serious competition for the other double-handers in the race. Their combined experience will give them a good shot at the Two-Handed overall win.
|Yacht Name||Maverick (TH)|
|Skipper||Rod Smallman (1) / Leeton Hulley|
|Club||Sandringham Yacht Club|
|Type||Jeanneau Sun Fast 3600|
|Designer||Andrieu Yacht Design (Fr)|