The Yachts

Wax Lyrical

Wax Lyrical
Category Placing
Fully Crewed PHS
Corinthian - PHS
Line Honours
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Wax Lyrical starts this race having won PHS overall in 2018 and Division 1 in 2019, so Les Goodridge and his team of regulars have a lot to live up to. The X-50 design also finished third in the Corinthian Division in 2018. In 2017, they placed PHS seventh overall, moving up from PHS ninth in 2016, after finishing PHS third overall and second in Division 2 of the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart and PHS fifth overall in 2014 – her first Hobart. Goodridge finished PHS fifth in the 2019 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race and in October’s Newcastle Bass Island Race. He says the women of this tight-knit crew, such as Louise Stevenson 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 (11)
Crew Dinah Eagle (12), Louise Stevenson (14), Julia Owens (8), Jonathan Allatt (7), Jeremy Spear (6), Greta Quealy, Les Davison (1), Brett Smith (23), Alexander Salmon, Hamish Vass
State NSW
Type X 50
Designer Niels Jeppesen (Den)
Builder X-Yachts
Construction Fibreglass
LOA 15.0
Beam 4.2
Draft 3.0