The Yachts

Charlie's Dream

Category Placing
Cruising 1
Line Honours 95
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Following a hiatus, Charlie’s Dream returns having finished the 2014 Hobart 13th overall in PHS. Designed for comfortable cruising, the Bluewater 450 was named in memory of Peter Lewis’ father-in-law and mainly used for cruising. Lewis has contested four other Sydney Hobarts, finishing second in Cruising Division in 2008, PHS ninth in 2009, 48th overall in 2010 and PHS 15th in 2012. He has also contested two each of Gosford Lord Howe Island, Brisbane Gladstone and Brisbane Keppel races. In 2011-2012 he circumnavigated Australia, undertook a passage from Brisbane to New Zealand in 2016 and a Van Diemen's Land circumnavigation was completed 2017. The late Peter Luke’s (co-founder of the CYCA) son-in-law, Graeme Boyd, is aboard again, while wife Lindy (Luke’s daughter) stays ashore.


Competitor Details

Name Charlie's Dream
Sail Number RQ1920
Owner Peter Lewis
Skipper Peter Lewis (5) & Graeme Boyd (4)
Navigator Katie Kaiser (3)
Crew R Dawson (5), Y Beard, N Everson (4), P Kirby
State QLD
Type Bluewater 450
Designer Holland/Cole/Lowe
Builder Bluewater Cruising Yachts
Construction GRP
LOA 13.7
Beam 4.1
Draft 1.7