The Yachts

No Limit

No Limit


David Gotze bought this RP63 in 2019 and was thrilled with seventh overall and second in Division 2 in the 75th Rolex Sydney Hobart that year, after a season of good results mixed with mishaps and breakages. Extra cause for celebration was crew, Tony Ellis, celebrating a record 52nd Sydney Hobart and he is aboard again for his 53rd, a record that is likely to go down in history. No Limit was originally christened Limit, then later named Aszhou and Voodoo. As Voodoo, Hugh Ellis finished the 2018 Sydney Hobart third overall to win Division 1, shortly after buying the yacht out of the US. As No Limit, she led the 2019 Flinders Islet Race, but was pipped for line honours by Chinese Whisper – just 37 seconds separated them at the finish. She followed up with ninth overall in the Bird Island Race.

As Limit, when owned by Alan Brierty, she last went to Hobart in 2010 and finished 14th overall. Launched three weeks prior to the 2008 Rolex Sydney Hobart, she finished seventh and then won Auckland Noumea Race line honours and every class (IRC/ORCi/PHRF) overall. Upon returning to Australia, she retired from the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart with rigging issues. This is an excellent all-round boat, and a near sistership to the 2011 Hobart winner, Loki. Before this yacht, Gotze campaigned the LC60, Triton and finished 25th in the 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart. Some of Australia’s sailors are aboard, which helps Gotze’s chances of an overall win.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name No Limit
Sail Number AUS 98888
Owner David Gotze
Skipper David Gotze (9)
Navigator Steve Kemp (22)
Crew David Allen (8), Ian Walker (32), Julian Freeman (31), Tony Ellis (52), Aaron Cole (18), Jade Cole (9), Rowan Leaper (16), Matt Wenke (12), Clynton Wade-Lehman (16), Andrew Simpson (8), Declan Brennan (18), Duncan Macleod (23), Stefan Treurniet (7), Adam Schlipalius (4), Charles Gundy (4), Lucas Geddes
State NSW
Type Reichel Pugh 63
Designer Reichel/Pugh (USA)
Builder Hart Marine
Construction Carbon
LOA 19.2
Beam 4.9
Draft 4.6