This is Hobart number seven for Minerva, which broke a rudder bearing in the 2019 race, one of only three retirements. In 2013, skippered by owner Tim Cox’s nephew William, the DK43 finished 16th overall. Prior to that, she was 44th in 2011. This year, Cox’s younger son, Edward, is in the skipper role. Minerva is a regular in the CYCA’s Short Ocean Pointscore series. Over the past few summers, she has competed alternately in the Rolex Sydney Hobart and Coffs Harbour races. Formerly known as Pla Loma IV, she contested three Sydney Hobarts, retiring from the first in 2004, and going on to place 47th in 2006 and 57th in 2008. In December last year, she finished Division 2 fourth in the 180nm Cabbage Tree Island Race.
|Skipper||Edward Cox (4)|
|Sailing Master||William Cox (4)|
|Navigator||Jim Walsh (5)|
|Crew||Ian King, Jerome Johnson (1), Brad Greenrod (3), Peter Craig (6), Mick Formosa, Robert Carlile, Mark Hewitt-Park|
|Club||Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron|