The Yachts

Triton

Triton’s, an LC60, retired from the last two Hobarts, 2015 with sail damage in 2014 with forestay damage. An excellent yacht, she is the former Vanguard, purchased by Michael Cranitch and David Gotze from Dick Cawse in August 2014. Triton finished 20th overall for third in Division 0 in the 2016 Sydney Gold Coast race. As Vanguard, she proved herself, ship, winning line, overall and PHS honours in the CYCA Ocean Point Score when brand new. She also wrapped up the 2009/2010 OPS. Cranitch and Gotze have campaigned yachts before - the former with Broomstick, the latter with Volvo 60 Indec. The pair has also competed on the Farr 40 circuit together. Tony Ellis will contest his 48th Hobart on Triton.

 

Competitor Details

Name Triton
Sail Number 6377
Owner Michael Cranitch & David Gotze
Skipper David Gotze (4)
Navigator Matthew Wenke (8) & Adam Manders
Crew R Bott (5), L Blateau, A McWilliam, M Fonzo, T Ellis (47), K Swiney (7), B Psaltis (1), T Paola, S Alle (10), M Hayes (15), J Goluzd (30), A Simpson (4), C Simpson, T Lobb
State NSW
Club CYCA
Type LC60
Designer Lyons/Cawse
Builder Sydney Yachts
Construction GRP/Carbon
LOA 18.3
Beam 4.8
Draft 3.6