The Yachts

Salt Shaker (TH)

Salt Shaker (TH)


This is a first Sydney Hobart for Salt Shaker, an Aussie-designed Sydney 36 Cruiser, and a first for co-pilot Drew Jones. Peter Franki is no sailing novice and is well-known in sailing circles and as competitor in various races and regattas. Jones has plenty of boating experience on both sides of the fence, as a racer and because he is Roads & Maritime’s Senior Special Aquatic Events Officer.

Salt Shaker is a modified Bashford Howison 36 commissioned in late 1998 as a charter boat with EastSail, (Peter Franki was the co-founder), at Rushcutters Bay. Now retired from charter work, Salt Shaker has been fitted with newer sails and races from the CYCA. Franki is also a regular at major regattas such as Sail Port Stephens. In November, Salt Shaker placed second in the Two-Handed division of the Flinders Islet Race, just eight minutes on corrected time behind the winner, Disko Trooper-Contender Sailcloth. She followed up with second on line and third overall in the Bird Island Race. She is in good shape.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Salt Shaker (TH)
Sail Number 5826
Owner Peter Franki
Skipper Peter Franki (3) / Drew Jones
State NSW
Type Sydney 36
Designer Murray, Burns & Dovell (Aus)
Builder Bashford Yachts
Construction Composite
LOA 10.99
Beam 3.4
Draft 2.4