At 18, Pete Langman skippered Maluka in his first Rolex Sydney Hobart in 2011, with his dad, Sean, backing him up. Pete went on to race on Maluka with Sean on three other occasions. At 29, he will return to Maluka, this time as skipper, and race against Sean who will be competing on his yacht Moneypenny who he competed with in 2019.
Maluka was built in 1932 from Tasmanian Huon pine and is the oldest boat in the fleet. Gaff-rigged, she was rebuilt by Noakes head, Sean Langman, and contested her first Rolex Sydney Hobart in 2006. She scored her best result to-date of eighth overall; the first boat under 9.5 metres to finish (the year-older yachts Love & War and Bacardi finished first and second overall). She was 49th in 2008, then sixth in Division 4 in 2017 and was 76th over the line from 83 finishers and placed 12th overall to win Division 4 in 2016, after scoring 13th in 2014 for third in Division 4.
In the right conditions for a Division 4 winner, this boat is an overall contender.
|Skipper||Peter Langman (8)|
|Crew||Sam Carter, Zachariah Guilfoyle, Shaun McKnight (11), Odhran O’Reily, Andrew Woodward (2)|