Stephanie Kerin returns with the former KLC Bengal 7, which was previously campaigned in this race by Japan’s Yoshihiko Murase. It finished 12th overall in 2012, retired with main damage in 2015 and was 58th in 2016. It was also seriously campaigned in Japan and Asia with many wins. Kerin has rebadged the boat ‘Active Again’, and previously competed in the 2015 and 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobarts with her DK46, Dekadence, which was forced out in 2015 with electronic problems. She finished 53rd overall in 2016, to claim the Jane Tate Memorial Trophy for the first female skipper to finish. It was a special moment for Kerin and her husband Stephen, who are originally from Tasmania. She is looking forward to the 75th Sydney Hobart, as her father competed in the 50th.
|Yacht Name||Active Again|
|Skipper||Stephanie Kerin (12)|
|Crew||C Evans (2), D Farmer (1), D Jackson, J Pirret (3), J Thorning, J Belsham, M Kilgus, P Wright (10), R Bakker (2), R Severn (1), S Cunningham, S Kerin (2), T Rose (1), X Doerr|