This will be Elena Nova’s first Sydney Hobart, but Craig Neil has the runs on the board with this Judel/Vrolijk 42. They were 41st overall in the 2015 Sydney Gold Coast race, seventh in Division 1 at the 2015 SSORC., seventh overall in the 2016 Pittwater Coffs Harbour race and 35th overall in the 2016 Sydney Gold Coast race before Elena Nova resoundingly won at Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week. Reaching conditions show this boat to her best advantage. Before Neil purchased the boat, it raced in Germany under ORCi.
|Yacht Name||Elena Nova|
|Navigator||Drew Meincke (16)|
|Crew||M Muth, H Tait, R Plain, L Harrison, H West, A Pearson, M Lumsdaine, J Atkinson|