Sep 25, 2018
Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

I will talk about the 2017 Sydney Hobart Yacht race which i did as navigator on Kialoa II.

She was built 1967 and took line honours in the 1971 Hobart and won many races around the world for her original owner Jim Kilroy the famous US yachtsman of Kialoa 1 to Kialoa 5 fame.

She was bought by a Sydney businessman in 2016, lying in Portugal and after a refit in the UK we raced the 2017 Fastnet Race, then the owner and 6 crew mates sailed her from the UK to Sydney between September to November taking 3 months.

She then competed in the 2017 Hobart and after the 2018 Hobart she will sail to San Diego for the July 2019 TransPac race to Honolulu. Then back to Sydney for the 2019 Hobart then off to the northern hemisphere to resail over the next decade all the races she did in her heydays in the US, UK, Europe and The Med.