Weddell, originally built for racing in a one-design fleet around the world, is a luxury Grand Mistral owned by Afanasy Isaev, from Krasnoyarsk in Russia. It is often used for charter work and boasts every creature comfort. The Farr designed Grand Mistral has sailed all the oceans, including taking part in the 2015 Rolex Middle Sea Race (finished 33rd overall from 99 entries) and the ARC. Weddell contested the 2017 Cape to Rio race in January, finishing 17th overall, and the Transpac Race in July, placing ninth from nine in Division 1, after sailing almost around the world to start. She can apparently generate speeds of up to 30 knots and has certainly put in the ocean miles – and will add more with her first Rolex Sydney Hobart.
|Crew||A Isaev, A Stanczak, A Rozycki, D Raciniewski, G Bigos, J Lazarski, J Wilczynski, L Siwik, M Nytko, M Marczewski, M Graczyk, M Banaszek, M Majoch-Hejmej, P Schroeder, P Mrozek, P Suchocki, P Zygo, P Mroczek, R Gwozdz, S Davis, S Pikula, V Kulinichenko, W Danilkiewicz, W Malek, W Stempkowski, W Kosik|
|Type||Grand Mistral 80|