In the 75th race in 2019, Kevin Whelan skippered Reve to 16th under PHS. The pair enjoyed a good result in 2018 with PHS fifth after placing PHS eighth in 2017. The Beneteau 45 F5 placed PHS 11th overall in her maiden Hobart the previous year. Whelan was thrilled to win PHS in the 2017 and 2018 Sydney Gold Coast races. A regular CYCA competitor, he also won PHS in the 2019 Newcastle Bass Island Race. Reve raced locally in Sydney from 1998 to 2002, before setting out on a worldwide cruise, sailing back to Australia in 2011 following a complete circumnavigation. Ready to race with a conservative flavour, Reve’s crew are in warm-up mode for the Sydney Hobart. With a multitude of skills on board, and more ocean miles than you can poke a stick at, Whelan plans to up the ante in the PHS class.
|Skipper||Kevin Whelan (3)|
|Crew||Judell Johnston, Pierre Briand (1), Kate Lynch, Matthew Cameron (1), Simon Barrington (1), Alana Sahakian, Juan Munoz|
|Type||Beneteau First 45F5|
|Designer||Bruce Farr (NZ)|