Living Doll has lived up to all expectations for Michael Hiatt, although breakages and minor problems have hampered what has otherwise been a fruitful relationship between the two. Hiatt took his reliable Farr 55 to sixth across the line and second overall in last year's Rolex Sydney Hobart, beaten to the punch by Loki in a little under an hour. The previous year, Living Doll was seventh overall.
On his 59th birthday, the Melbourne fashion label owner, for which the boat is named, won the 2011 Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race and went on to finish third in the Audi IRC Australian Championship that year. Launched in late 2008, she missed the Hobart race due to a broken mast, but went on to win Division 1 at the 2009 Skandia Geelong Week, followed by a close win at the Meridian Marinas Airlie Beach regatta in August and finally the IRC Grand Prix Division One win at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.
|Yacht Name||Living Doll|
|Skipper||Michael Hiatt (7)|
|Crew||B Smith (2), C Barber (5), E Holden (1), K McMaster, Trujilo (1), R Bearda (7), R McGarvie (1), W Wilkens (4)|