The Yachts

Wax Lyrical

Wax Lyrical
Category Placing
PHS - Div 1 1
Corinthian - PHS 5
Line Honours 68
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Wax Lyrical was first in PHS and finished third in the Corinthian Division in 2018 – a great result for Les Goodridge and crew. Co helm/watch leader, and 11 Sydney Hobarts veteran, Dinah Eagle, joins this able crew of regulars again. In 2017, the X-50 finished PHS seventh for fourth in Division 1, moving up from her PHS ninth in the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart, after finishing PHS third and second in Division 2 of the 2015 race and PHS fifth in 2014 – her first Hobart. Goodridge finished PHS fifth in the 2019 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast race and in October’s Newcastle Bass Island Race. He says the women of this tight-knit crew (Dinah Eagle, Louise Stevenson, Francesca Leverkus and Julia Owens) keep body and soul together when the going is hard on this Corinthian team. Wax Lyrical Is easily identifiable by her pirate skull and cross swords, rather than bones.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Wax Lyrical
Sail Number 248
Owner Les Goodridge
Skipper Les Goodridge (10)
Crew D Eagle (11), J Owens (7), L Stevenson (13), F Leverkus (1), M Verdiel, D Ingram (2), J Watson, J Lane, B Smith (22), S Alle (15)
State NSW
Type X 50
Designer Niels Jeppesen
Builder X yachts
Construction Fibreglass
LOA 15m
Beam 4.2m
Draft 3m