Gweilo damaged her forestay in last year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart and retired but went on to place second in the 2022 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race to win Division 1 and place third in the Flinders Islet Race. Gweilo arrived in Australia in 2018 and owners Matt Donald and Chris Townsend placed 22nd in the Rolex Sydney Hobart that year. The following year they were second overall for second in Division 1, translating to second in the 2019/20 Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore. Featuring a solid crew, Gweilo is touted as a race favourite, but will have to beat all the other 52s, including new kid on the block, Caro, to do so.
|Owner||Matt Donald & Chris Townsend|
|Skipper||Matt Donald (3)|
|Sailing Master||Peter Merrington (24)|
|Navigator||Andrea Green (9)|
|Crew||Adam Barnes (24), Andrew Cribb (15), Simon Cunnington (9), Joseph Ferguson (2), James Hodgson, Anthony Merrington (17), Wade Morgan (17), Nicolas Partridge (23), George Richardson (1), Oliver Scott-Mackie (4), William Sykes (14)|