Richard Hudson leads Pretty Woman’s fourth tilt at the Rolex Sydney Hobart. Last year she placed 14th for third in Division 2 and in April, was second in Division 2 of the Pittwater to Coffs Race. From there, placed sixth in Division 2 in the 2022 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race (Hudson’s 33rd) and 16th in the Flinders Islet Race. In the 2019 Hobart, the Far 45 was 58th after placing 25th in 2007. Hudson again blends experience with younger sailors from the RPAYC, allowing them to experience offshore racing at its toughest. Among them are Alice Tarnawski, a versatile former Youth matching racing champion and 23-year-old 2018 Australian Women’s Match Racing champion, Juliet Costanzo.
|Yacht Name||Pretty Woman|
|Skipper||Richard Hudson (12)|
|Navigator||Rob Buchanan (11)|
|Crew||Liam Bennett (2), Juliet Costanzo (1), William Dargaville, Matthew Gerethy (2), Antony Hawke (2), Jemma Hodgson, Steve Howe, Sarah Parker, Alistair Read, Georgia Tuckey|
|Club||Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club|
|Type||IC 45 MOD|
|Designer||Bruce Farr (NZ)|