Valheru was damaged and forced to retire following a collision soon after the start of the 2002 Sydney Hobart Race. She has since been repaired by builder Peter Milner and given a new rig configuration by Fred Barrett. Skipper Tony Lyall, a Beaconsfield medico who sails out of Hobart, will return to start in his eighth Rolex Sydney Hobart with virtually the same experienced crew from last year's race.
|Skipper||Anthony Lyall (8)|
|Crew||P Brasington (16), P Hopkins (24), R Cohen (16), T Grafton (10), T Roberts (9), B Gadd (8), D Meincke, J Healey, M Rowley|