- The Yachts
- Stefan Racing
This Botin 80 was bought in 2020 by a syndicate headed by Grant Wharington. Renamed Stefan Racing for hairdressing sponsor, Stefan Ackerie, she finished the 2021 Rolex Sydney Hobart fourth over the line and was third over the line in the 2022 Gladstone Ports Corporation Brisbane to Gladstone race. With his former 100ft Skandia, Wharington took Hobart line honours in 2003. This Botin 80 was built for Karl Kwok who named her Beau Geste and finished fifth on line in the 2017 Hobart, the last of five inside the 2016 race record. She was also fifth over the line in 2016 and 2013. Designed to chase down the 100 footers, she has a similar displacement to a Volvo 70 but a larger sail area.
|Yacht Name||Stefan Racing|
|Skipper||Grant Wharington (28)|
|Navigator||David Turton (6)|
|Crew||Peter Cosman (17), Xavier Doerr (1), Brian Donovan, Michael Kennedy (1), Rhyce Layton, Adrian Seiffert (1), Lisa Seiffert, Curtis Skinner (10), Theodore Somssich, Greg Torpy (8), Josh Torpy (7), Alexander Watson, Oliver Wharington (1), Paul Wyatt|