The Yachts

Vanishing Point

Vanishing Point, a Beneteau 57, is set up for cruising, but has competed in the past two Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Races, finishing PHS ninth overall both years. This will be a first Sydney Hobart for Bill Wheeler’s boat, but come what may, the crew should have a comfortable ride to Hobart. She is sailed by family and part time crew who are always looking to do the best with the boat, which enjoys a good ocean race and favours heavier weather to keep her 23 tonnes steaming along. Wheeler says, “Nothing beats getting out there amongst it to improve your sailing skills and teamwork.”

 

Competitor Details

Name Vanishing Point
Sail Number 22000
Owner Bill Wheeler
Navigator Robert Palazzi
Crew N Bedggood (2), R Bunter (7), J Bradshaw, R Christian, T Johnson (5)
State NSW
Club CYCA
Type Beneteau 57
Designer Niels Jeppesen
Builder X Yachts
LOA 17.6
Beam 5.0
Draft 2.6