In 2008, after a two year absence from the Rolex Sydney Hobart, Tow Truck returned with a win in IRC Division 3. In March, she finished second in IRC Division 2 of the Audi Sydney Offshore Newcastle Yacht Race and followed this with a second place in IRC Division 2 in the Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, behind the overall winner AFR Midnight Rambler. An extensive international search to find a replacement for Anthony Paterson’s famous Mumm 30 Tow Truck was completed with the discovery of this Jason Ker-designed 11.3m racing yacht on the island of Jersey. The Ker 11.3 is a semi popular one-design class from the design board of successful Spanish-based British designer Jason Ker. The ‘new’ Tow Truck was shipped in a car transport ship from Southampton and assembled at Lake Macquarie.
|Yacht Name||Tow Truck|
|Skipper||Anthony Paterson (8)|
|Crew||B Filby (7), G Van Dijk (6), T Poulsen (3), P Williams (11), R Howard (6), W Howard (7), A Heenan (11), A May (3), W Wilkens|
|Builder||Vision Yachts UK|