The Yachts


This is a first Sydney Hobart for Swedish yachtsman Jonas Grander, but not for Matador, which as Veloce, was second overall in the 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart for Victorian owner Phil Simpfendorfer. Her only other Hobart was 2012 when she finished 36th overall for fourth in Division 2. She is a great boat in the right hands, and has won three successive Melbourne Hobarts. For some years, Grander has raced a J/109, Matador. Finished third 2011 Round Gotland Runt Race and has enjoyed success in J class events.


Competitor Details

Name Matador
Sail Number SWE15
Owner Jonas Grandr
Skipper Jonas Grandr & Richard Goransson
Navigator Magnus Baltscheffsky
Crew S Loughborough, T Jonsson, R Brandt, O Tizzard, N Beckvid, C Marco, J Grander, T Backman, K Thelander
State Sweden
Club RYC
Type Elliott 44
Designer Greg Elliott
Builder China New Yachts
LOA 13.65
Beam 3.9
Draft 2.7