- The Yachts
This J/V 42 competed in the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart as Elena Nova when owned by Craig Neil and finished 41st overall. Marcus Grimes purchased and renamed the yacht Insomnia for the 75th Sydney Hobart in 2019 and placed 61st. Grimes, who usually races out of his local Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, has been immersed in club races, including the Pittwater to Paradise. He says the aim was to buy a proven boat and get it to the Hobart finish line in one piece. Before calling Australia home, the yacht raced out of Germany.
|Sailing Master||Adam Favaloro|
|Crew||Nicholas Elliott, Leonard Hambleton, Ben Hillman, Carl Lobato, Rachel Mayer, Saxon McGregor, Matt Smith, Nina Vaneckova|