Triton finished 61st overall last year – a vast improvement on her first two Hobarts, 2014 and 2015 when she retired with various ailments. A new keel, bulb, rudder and sail wardrobe have been added and tested in the 2017 Sydney Gold Coast race when the LC60 placed 32nd overall and third in Division O. This year, crew, Tony ‘Ace’ Ellis, will become only the second person to sail a 50th Hobart, joining Tony Cable in this elite group. An excellent yacht, she is the former Vanguard, purchased by David Gotze and Michael Cranitch in August 2014. As Vanguard, she proved to be a weapon, winning line, overall and PHS honours in the CYCA Ocean Pointscore (OPS) when brand new. She also wrapped up the 2009/2010 OPS.
|Owner||Michael Cranitch & David Gotze|
|Skipper||David Gotze (4)|
|Sailing Master||Jack Goluzd (30)|
|Navigator||Matthew Wenke (8)|
|Crew||P Morrish, L Blateau, I Douglas, A Simpson (4), T Ellis (47), K Swiney (7), M Hayes (15), D Herlihy, A Schlipalius, C Wild, C Wade-Lehman, G Torpy, J Woods, M Te Hau|