The Yachts

Titania of Cowes

Titania of Cowes


Titania of Cowes is returning for her second Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race after contesting the 2010 race, in which it finished a good 21st overall and sixth in Division 2 after calling into port to drop of crew due to losing a life raft overboard during the race.  Aboard were Clipper Race founder Sir Robin Knox Johnston (who returns on one of the Clipper 68 yachts), and outstanding 2011-2012 Clipper Race winning skipper (Gold Coast Australia), Richard Hewson, along with his sisters Gina, a captain, and Amanda. At the time of writing, Richard was competing in the Mini Transat Race.

The Hewsons, from Australia, join Richard Dobbs’ crew again this year, while the rest of the crew are made up of Olympic, Volvo and Whitbread sailors who will have travelled from UK, South Korea, Canada and Australia. Also aboard is Lisa Chamberlain, the first woman to ever receive the Rani Trophy for outstanding seamanship in the 2010 Rolex Sydney Hobart aboard the maxi YuuZoo. Then 19, and contesting her first Hobart, she helped stem the flow of water coming in through the hull. 

Titania of Cowes, a comfortable Swan 68, has sailed over 10,000 nautical miles from Thailand via Indonesia, Fiji and New Zealand to get to the start line of this year’s blue water classic.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Titania of Cowes
Sail Number GBR6821R
Owner Richard Dobbs
Skipper Richard Dobbs (1)
Crew A Hewson (1), P Middelberg, F Brown (1), G Hewson (2), J Beaver (1), M Covell, R Hewson (2), R Kaveney (3), S McCarthy, L Chamberlain (2), N Hewitt, R Dicks, R Sheldon
State United Kingdom
Club RYS
Type Swan 68
Designer German Frers
Builder Nautors Swan
Construction Glass
LOA 21.6
Beam 5.3
Draft 3.5