Wicked is a sistership to the likes of 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart winner, Two True, which she finished second to that year, after finish under an hour behind the South Australian yacht after the two virtually match raced the whole way. This will be her first Hobart since that time, but Mike Welsh and his son Mark are back with their boat that was launched just prior to the 2009 Hobart. In the meantime, Wicked finished 19th overall in the 2011 Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, taking out IRC Division 3. More recently, the dynamic duo have been racing locally and lead a team of experienced sailors from Sandringham Yacht Club, who have been campaigning the boat with some success in Victorian club racing. The aim is to beat Two True this time, and to leave other competitive same designs, such as Lunchtime Legend from Queensland, in their wake.
|Skipper||Mark Welsh (4)|
|Navigator||Lex O'Connor (1)|
|Crew||A Ghattas (2), G Smith (3), L Smith (1), Mike Welsh (3), K Goss, D Cheeseman, S Schafer (3)|
|Type||Beneteau First 40|