- The Yachts
David Hobbs mainly races Quantock in club races and finished third in RPAYC’s 2022 Bird Island Race. She placed 31st in the Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race and 20th in the Flinders Islet Race. This modified Elliott 13 is the former Valheru which raced out of Hobart and contested ten Sydney Hobarts between 1995 and 2010. Her best result with then owner, Anthony Lyall, was 10th under IRC in 2001 (when IMS still decided the winner) and scored 15th in the tough 1998 race. In 2001, the yacht was optimised by Fred Barrett to improve performance. She retired from the 2002 Rolex Sydney Hobart following a collision just after the start.
|Skipper||David Hobbs (1)|
|Navigator||Jonathan Turner (1)|
|Crew||Daniel Barnett, Alison Hobbs, Stephen Holway, Tom Kallio, Sean Mullin (1), Matt Smith (1), David Taylor (8), Robert Woodman (3)|