Having done 28 Hobarts, Bacardi has sailed more than any yacht. Martin Power, who bought the boat in 2008, last took her south in 2014 and placed 64th. John Williams was the Peterson 44's original owner and Graeme Ainley bought into the boat in 1985. They got the best out of her with second overall to another golden oldie, Love & War, in 2006. Bacardi placed third in IRC in 2001 and fourth in IRC in 2000, when the winner was still decided under IMS. She was also one of the finishers in the 1998 race and incredibly, has retired only once, in 2010, when she lost her rig and the deck disintegrated in heavy seas off the NSW coast. Built to the old IOR rule, Bacardi weighs in at 12 tonnes and is at her best in heavy weather. Her skipper for this race, Brett Averay, has raced and sailed thousands of ocean miles.
|Skipper||Brett Averay (9)|
|Crew||Martin Bridgman (1), Darren Hunter, Marcus Korobacz (3), Terry Kourtis (3), Anthony Mitton (7), Matthew Richards (1), Lorraine Smith (2), Martin Vaughan (5)|