The Yachts

Wax Lyrical

Category Placing
Corinthian 3
Line Honours 48
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Wax Lyrical is a Danish design X 50 cruiser/racer, built for owner Les Goodridge who previously owned and raced the famous timber eight-metre Erica J. Most of the crew have sailed together for some years, with a small sprinkling of youth. Wax Lyrical aims to take a Youth Sailing Academy member on their first Hobart each year and encourages women in sailing with girls comprising around half the regular crew.  A Corinthian team, they finished last year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart in eighth on PHS and the 2018 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race in fifth place.


Competitor Details

Name Wax Lyrical
Sail Number 248
Owner Les Goodridge
Skipper Les Goodridge (9)
Crew Brett Smith (21), Dinah Eagle (10), Jules Owens (6), Louise Stevenson (11), Eddie Griffith (3), Francesca Leverkus, Chris Blogg (5), Eric Sparkes. David Ingram, Rowan Davies
State NSW
Type X 50
Designer Niels Jeppesen
Builder X yachts
Construction Fibreglass
LOA 15m
Beam 4.2m
Draft 3m