- The Yachts
Gordon Ketelbey joined the TP52 class with his latest Zen, purchased in 2018 out of Europe. He retired on the first night last year with an injury but placed 11th in 2019, after damage caused retirement in 2018. Since then, Zen has been pushing the top TP52s in various races and regattas. She scored third in the 2022 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, fifth at the Australian Yachting Championships, fourth in the Flinders Islet Race and fifth in the light Bird Island Race, best placed of the TP52s. Ketelbey raced Sydney 38s in previous Hobarts and with his solid crew, he looks well set up for the race.
|Skipper||Gordon Ketelbey (12)|
|Navigator||Tom Barker (15)|
|Crew||Tim Austin (7), Chris Dagger, Mark Griffith (3), Shane Guanaria (14), Richard Howard (13), Sean Kirkjian (24), Mark Langford (4), Tony Powell (20), Keiran Searle (5), Daniel Williams (11), Chris Worchurst|
|Designer||Botin Partners (Spain)|