Chris Matthews bought Local Hero from long-time owner Peter Mosely this year, and finished the Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race 52nd overall. Prior, she retired from the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart with minor hull damage and was 54th overall in the 2014 race, PHS fourth overall in the 2012 Hobart and IRC 20th overall and third in IRC Division 4 in 2010. The BH36 finished 11th overall and won Division 3 in the 2015 Sydney Gold Coast race and was named ‘Yacht of the Regatta’ at 2014 Hamilton Island Race Week, when Matt Owen skippered her to a Division 4 win in the IRC Australian Championship. Lauren Galloway, an 18 year-old CYCA Youth Academy match racing champ and 16ft skiff skipper joins the crew.
|Yacht Name||Local Hero|
|Sailing Master||Graeme Lee|
|Navigator||Anne Lawrence (11)|
|Crew||S Butler, J Whitfeld (22),L Gallaway, K Stroinovsky, P Bulley (2)|
|Designer||Murray Burns Dovell|