This DK 43, the former Pla Loma IV, is warming up for the big event in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s annual Ocean Pointscore Series. Owned by Timothy Cox, it will be skippered in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race once more by his son William. He and Minerva last faced the 628 nautical mile race in 2011 with a 44th overall and fifth in division.
Minerva has also been a competitor in the Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, with her best performance in 2011 when she finished 22nd overall and fifth in IRC Division 2.
To top up on racing beforehand, Minerva contests events out of her home club, the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron. She is currently taking part in the CYCA’s Ocean Pointscore Series and after retiring from the opening race along with many others, redeemed herself with a second place in the Botany Bay Race. Cox will be aiming to keep pace with the Beneteau brigade once the fleet gets off the start line on Boxing Day.
|Skipper||William Cox (2)|
|Navigator||Michael Blaxell (4)|
|Crew||B Greenrod (1), E Cox (1), F McGregor (1), H Edmunds (1), I King (1), M Hewitt-Park (6), R Carlile (9), B Cassidy, P Meilhat, R Warren (2)|