Tusitala hails from the Northern Beaches in NSW and is virtually an unknown quantity. She is essentially a cruising yacht, built in England in 1999. Her construction is wood/epoxy, utilising yellow cedar and mahogany. By cruising standards, she is light and fast, employing a simple cutter rig, easily managed by a small crew. Her name reflects the romantic notion of Pacific cruising - already well proven during her passage out from England. She will return to Samoa in the Pacific after the Hobart where she will spend more time. Crew includes well known yachtie, Mike 'Zappa' Bell, and while it might not be his fastest ride to Hobart, it is guaranteed to be a comfortable one.
|Skipper||Paul Goss (1)|
|Navigator||Peter Moran (2) / Michael Goss|
|Crew||M Bell (9), P Mandin (3), Peter Goss|