Now owned by David Henry, this Sydney 36CR was previously known as The Philosopher's Club when owned by Peter ‘Sorro’ Sorensen and then Philosopher and Willie Smith’s Philosopher when owned by Tasmanian, Shaun Tiedemann, from 2016. Tiedemann raced to Hobart in 2019 and placed 15th overall to win Division 6. He placed third in Division 3 in the 2020 Australian Yachting Championships (AYC) after winning division the previous two years. Before that, Sorro, won division in the AYC in in 2008 and 2011. This is a first Rolex Sydney Hobart with the boat for Henry, who entered his Sweet Chariot IV in 2019, with son and Two-Handed Rolex Sydney Hobart entrant (Eora), Rupert, aboard. They placed 51st in ORCi. With broad sailing experience, both racing and long cruising miles, and a credentialled boat, Henry could be in the money, should the weather play into the hands of the smaller yachts.
|Skipper||David Henry (7)|
|Crew||Maclean Paton (2), Stephen Prince (6), Courtney Macris, Mathieu Girolet, Andrew Milln (6), Riccardo Adirosi, Bob Paton, Tom Vincent (2)|
|Club||Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron|
|Type||Sydney 36 CR|
|Designer||Murray, Burns & Dovell (Aus)|