The Yachts

Great Xpectations

Category Placing
IRC 63
IRC - Div 4 12
ORCi 47
ORCi - Div 4 15
Corinthian 17
Line Honours 69
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Great Xpectations has undertaken one Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in 2015 where they campaigned to raise money for Prostate Cancer Research at The Garvan Institute of Medical Research. In that year over $80,000 was raised through corporate and individual sponsors. This year the team is focusing on the racing side and getting to Hobart safely. With next year’s 75th Anniversary of the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race the team will once again run another fund raising and awareness campaign for Prostate Cancer. “We believe given the right conditions we can do well in our Division of IRC and ORCi having gained a 4th in IRC and a 3rd in ORCi in our Division of the 2018 Noakes Sydney to Gold Coast Yacht Race,” said Wills.


Competitor Details

Name Great Xpectations
Sail Number 6343
Owner Rod Wills
Skipper Rod Wills (1)
Navigator Michael Lockley (1)
Crew Colin McMahon (2), Graeme Johnston (2), Mark Browne (4), Mark Riding (10), Mike Thackray (6), Philippa Telford (3), Ross Johnston (9), Simon Wulf
State NSW
Type X43
Designer Niels Jeppesen
Builder X Yachts
Construction GRP
LOA 12.94
Beam 3.97
Draft 2.20