This is Eye Candy’s maiden Sydney Hobart; however, Thierry Leseigneur and his son Malo have raced in Sydney previously, chartering Faster Forward for the inaugural Sydney 38 OD International Championship at Middle Harbour Yacht Club in 2017. In June this year, the Leseigneurs won the New Caledonia Groupama Race with Eye Candy, also taking ORCi honours. Second and third places also went to local Sydney 38s and third placed Poulpito will join Eye Candy on the start line in December. The Sydney 38s have great inhouse competition at home in New Caledonia and Eye Candy will join a strong fleet of Sydney 38s for the Rolex Sydney Hobart this year.
|Tom Carr, Maurice Aymeric Desurmont, Laurent Laroche, Briac Lemoine, Malo Leseigneur, Vincent Trinquet