Representing the finisher, Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania in the Rolex Sydney Hobart, Dr Tony Fisher raced Helsal III with success in the late 1980s and early 1990s out of Sydney where he then lived and broke his own record for the Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race and scoring line and handicap wins in the Sydney Mooloolaba Race. Tony later sold the yacht, but he and son Rob bought her back in 2007 in a totally rundown condition. Since, they have refurbished the yacht and installed a fixed bulb keel (she originally had a centreboard) and bigger rig. A new rudder was added in 2009, with further modifications made in 2010, such as moving the mast aft and converting her to a masthead rig. She finished 26 on line and 12th overall from 14 boats in the PHS division.Helsalis at her best in heavy slow going conditions.
|Yacht Name||Helsal III|
|Skipper||Rob Fisher (18)|
|Crew||G Roper (13), D Stephenson (10), J Dwyer (7), A Goode (5), J Davis (4), K Lawrence (4), A Roper (3), C Squires (2), C McDonald, M Gudsell, J Davies, M Mongin|
|Designer||Joe Adams / Barrett|