Sean Langman has returned to big boat racing this year, chartering the 100 foot Greg Elliott design, LOYAL, formerly Maximus. Following its arrival from Auckland the boat underwent an extensive modification program, including lengthening from 98 to 100 feet, new 6.2m keel and new lighter weight and taller conventional mast to replace the wing mast.
Joining the experienced crew aboard LOYAL, and raising money for the LOYAL Foundation, will be boxer Danny Green, Olympic swimming sensation Grant Hackett, captain of the HSBC Waratahs Phil Waugh, Phil Kearns, who led the Wallabies in 10 Tests, and Channel 7’s Larry Emdur. With two seconds and a third from 18 Rolex Sydney Hobarts, Langman’s hungry for his first line honours victory and in a decent blow, the boat’s a chance.
Link here to on-board race vision from Investec Loyal:
Link here to interviews with crew of Investec LOYAL:
|Yacht Name||Investec LOYAL|
|Skipper||Sean Langman (18)|
|Crew||D Dickson (10), J Alexander (8), S McKnight (4) T Oxley (5), J Dekock (8), P Calligeros (9), R Field (10), J Crawford (11), L Jamieson (23), B Cormack (1), P.Schultz (1), J Akacich (10), A Bell, J Dack, G Hackett, P Waugh, D Green, P Kearns, L Emdur.|
|Club||Huon Yacht Club|