The Yachts


Category Placing
PHS 12
PHS - Div 1 3
Line Honours 35
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Duende will be heading to Hobart for a sixth consecutive time, again carrying CYCA Life Member, Tony ‘Glark’ Cable, aka ‘Short Fat Bald Man’, who will race to Hobart for a record 51st time. In last year’s Hobart, Duende was PHS seventh overall and third in Division 1, a fitting finish for Cable’s record 50th race. In 2014 she finished PHS 11th overall and fourth in Division 1. was PHS ninth in 2013, 54th overall in IRC in 2012 and retired in 2011 with engine problems heading into Bass Strait. Yun Hsu (possibly the first Taiwanese lady to sail the event) joins the crew. Duende previously raced as Tau Ceramics and Lacoste in Europe and Parkes has since adapted her.


Competitor Details

Name Duende
Sail Number ESP6100
Owner Damien Parkes
Skipper Damien Parkes (29)
Sailing Master Tony Cable (50)
Navigator Robert Buchanan (6)
Crew R Cooper (16), M Cassidy (7), F Adamson (1), O Court (1), M Pemberton, R Macmillan (3), L Gilbert (4), M Riding (8), F Irvine, Y Hsu, R Saleh (1), J Porter (1)
State NSW
Type JV52
Designer Judel Vrolijk
Builder Logitud Cero
Construction Kevlar Composite
LOA 15.39
Beam 3.9