Mistral was built by original owner, Pierre Gal and placed 17th for second in Division 5 in the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart. Rupert Henry bought the yacht in early 2021 and competed in CYCA offshore races, including winning the Two-Handed Division of the 2021 Summer Offshore Series. In 2022, Henry and co-skipper Greg O’Shea also won the Montague Island Race Two-Handed division and placed second overall. The pair has raced thousands of miles together, including winning the 5500nm 2018 Melbourne Osaka Yacht Race in record time on Henry’s former yacht, Chinese Whisper. Henry launched the Class 40 Eora in 2021, but her backstay broke on the first night of the 2021 Rolex Sydney Hobart. He was doing well in the 3543nm Route du Rhum single-handed race from Brittany to Guadeloupe on Eora but withdrew in mid-November with structural damage.
|Rupert Henry (5)/Greg O’Shea (15)