The Yachts

Dreki Sunnan

Category Placing
IRC 66
IRC - Div 3 15
ORCi 48
ORCi - Div 4 16
Line Honours 64
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Dreki Sunnan is a Beneteau First 45 with an impressive racing record, initially as Victoire and then Shining Sea. Her new owner, Ken Holmes purchased Dreki in 2017 and has been racing in the Royal Price Alfred Yacht Club Blue Water Series and Short Offshore Point Series over the past year. Dreki, being the skipper’s first yacht has been a steep learning curve.  “Over the past 18 months we have put a big effort into bringing Dreki back to her best,” said Holmes. “The crew, who have a wide range of experience from multiple Sydney Hobart Race veterans and also first timers, are really developing well and with our recent good race results are really looking forward to our first Hobart.” Skippered by Ken, Dreki finished 13th overall in the 2018 PONANT Sydney Noumea Yacht Race and took first (IRC and ORCi) in the 2018 Pittwater to Newcastle race.


Competitor Details

Name Dreki Sunnan
Sail Number 1545
Owner Ken Holmes
Navigator Frank Walker
Crew Alex Martin, Chris Grant, David Lewin, Don Walter, Floyd Higgins, Greg Neale, James Rowlinson, Jen Linkova, Mike Hecht, Terry Longhurst, Chris Flanagan (3), Geoff Tomlins (3)
State NSW
Type Beneteau First 45
Designer Beneteau
Builder Beneteau Yachts
Construction GRP