Fidelis in action during the 2021 Great Veterans Race. Photo: Andrea Francolini

A classic collection for 2022 Great Veterans Race

Some of the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race’s most historic boats are set to compete in the 2022 Great Veterans Race this Saturday 14 May.

23 boats are currently entered for the popular annual race, including three-time Tattersall Cup winner Love & War (the S&S 47 skippered by Simon Kurts), Annie Lawrence’s Halvorsen 36 Solveig (the 1953 Sydney Hobart Line Honours and 1954 Overall winner), and two-time Line Honours winner Margaret Rintoul (Bruce Gould).

An IOR division has been added for the 2022 Great Veterans Race, open to any yacht with a launch date after 1975 and prior to 1991 that has competed in at least one Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

That division features 1990 Sydney Hobart IOR winner Sagacious V (David Hundt), 1993 IOR winner Wild Oats (Brett Eagle) and Bruce Dover’s Warwick 44 EZ Street.

The non-spinnaker race will begin at 1200hrs, with a pursuit start.

Entries are open until 1200hrs Thursday 12 May.

Images from the 2021 Great Veterans Race courtesy of Andrea Francolini.

Entrants – 2022 Great Veterans Race

Classics – Division 1

Boat Skipper Club
Caprice of Huon David Champtaloup CYCA
Defiance Nicole Shrimpton RSYS
Electra David Kellett CYCA
Fidelis Nigel Stoke RSYS
Huon Chief Joel Barnett SASC
Love & War Simon Kurts CYCA
Margaret Rintoul Bruce Gould RSYS
Mister Christian David Salter SASC
Zara John Griffin CYCA

Classics – Division 2

Boat Skipper Club
Delinquent Warwick Ellis SASC
Jasnar Gordon Ingate RSYS
Kintail Peter Stern RYCT
Lolita Nick Cassim SASC
Malohi Maurie Evans SASC
Malveena Gabe Kemeny SASC
Maris Tiare Tomaszewski SASC
Nike Samuel Hunt SASC
Solveig Annie Lawrence RANSA
Suraya Carl Sriber CYCA
Valhalla Tony Burgess NHSC

IOR Era yachts

Boat Skipper Club
EZ Street Bruce Dover SASC
Sagacious V David Hundt CYCA
Wild Oats Brett Eagle CYCA

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