David Gotze lately purchased the yacht christened Limit, which became in turn Aszhou and Voodoo. As Voodoo, Hugh Ellis finished the 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart third overall to win Division 1, after buying the yacht out of USA. As No Limit, it led September’s Flinders Islet Race, but was pipped for line honours by Chinese Whisper –just 37 seconds separated them at the finish, with No Limit taking seventh overall. Then she led the Newcastle Bass Island Race, but retired with damage. Gotze campaigned the LC60, Triton, in recent Rolex Sydney Hobarts and finished 25th last year. Beforehand, he raced other offshore and one-design yachts successfully, including a Division 1 win and third overall with his Davidson 52 “Prime Example” in the 25th Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Tony ‘Ace’ Ellis will break the record for the most Hobarts – it will be his 52nd.
As Limit, when owned by Alan Brierty, the yacht last did the Hobart in 2010 and finished 14th overall. Launched three weeks prior to the 2008 Rolex Sydney Hobart, she finished seventh and then won Auckland Noumea Race line honours and every class (IRC/ORCi/PHRF). Upon returning to Australia, she retired from the 2009 race with rigging issues. This is a very good all-round boat, and a near sistership to the 2011 Rolex Sydney Hobart winner, Loki.
|Yacht Name||No Limit|
|Skipper||David Gotze (8)|
|Navigator||Phil Eadie (38)|
|Crew||A Cole (17), A Schlipalius (3), A Simpson (7), C Gundy (3), D Allen (7), D Gotze (6), D Brennan (17), D Macleod (23), I Douglas (8), J Sellors, J Ferguson (1), K Swiney (11), M Wenke (11), S Treurniet (6), T Ellis (51), I Walker (33), C Wade-Lehman (15)|
|Type||Reichel Pugh 63|