The seventh Midnight Rambler is returning after finishing 74th overall in the 2019 race, followed by fifth in Division C of the 2020 Australian Yachting Championships. He scored third in Division 4 in the 2018 Hobart and has won every major offshore race on the east coast of Australia with various Midnight Ramblers, including the Gosford Lord Howe Island and Sydney Mooloolaba races (twice each) plus Sydney Gold Coast and the 1998 Sydney Hobart. The Tasmanian 2019/20 sailing season was a successful one, the Sydney 36 winning the Combined Clubs Pennant among and the Crown Series in 2020 and 2021.
This season is going well; Psaltis won the tough 180nm Maria Island Race (which he also won in 2020) under AMS and placed second in IRC - a positive outcome ahead of the Hobart. After the disappointment of last year’s cancellation of the race, Psaltis, originally from Sydney, says, “I am hoping my crew’s mix of experience and youth will give Midnight Rambler the edge in the race back to my new home waters.” An all-Tassie crew with a great mix of youth and experience for all races in the season, includes Sydney Hobart first timer, 19 year-old Anne Stewart (she was on the crew list for last year’s cancelled race), whose father Glenn is aboard again.
|Yacht Name||Midnight Rambler|
|Skipper||Ed Psaltis (38)|
|Navigator||Andrew Davison (9)|
|Crew||Daniel Matzolic, Timothy Edwards, Donovan Oak, Anne Stewart, Glenn Stewart (1), Tim Jones|
|Club||Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania|
|Designer||Murray, Burns & Dovell (Aus)|