Reve placed PHS 11th overall and ninth in Division 2 in her maiden Sydney Hobart last year. Kevin and Jayne Whelan had just completed a circumnavigation with their son James (13) and daughter Alexis (5), leaving Sydney in 2011, taking in the Barrier Reef, Indonesia, Christmas Island, Cocos Keeling Islands, Mauritius, La Reunion, Africa, St Helena, Spain and more, through the Panama Canal across the Pacific and back to Sydney. After that, 628 nautical miles must have been a comparative picnic, because they are back with the Beneteau 45 F5 after winning PHS in the 2017 Sydney Gold Coast Race.
|Sailing Master||James Whelan (2)|
|Crew||M Cameron, M Varlet, F Stuhlman (1), D Ryan, S Ford, S Barrington, M Denman, P Challis, T Sharpe|