Bruce Watson won PHS overall and Division 2, when he skippered Imalizard in her first Sydney Hobart last year, so has returned to defend. The water ballasted Welbourn 12 was purpose-built for the double handed Melbourne Osaka Race and is quick downwind. Under previous ownership, was sailed single-handed around Australia. Watson, a Short Handed Sailing Association of Australia committee member, has raced it in SSAA competitions and two handed in the 2016 Coffs Harbour race. Retired from both the Flinders Islet and Newcastle Bass Island races and is an entry in the CYCA’s 2018 Sydney Noumea Race. Watson and navigator Michelle Gilfoyle usually sail the boat two-handed.
|Sailing Master||Michelle Gilfoyle|
|Crew||V Adillon, B Hastings, R Croft|