- The Yachts
Craig Neil and his crew, including veteran Mike Green, placed 16th for third in Division 1 last year. In the 2019 nail-biter, Quest led at Tasman Island but fell into a hole and placed third for third in Division 1 and third in the CYCA’s Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore. She placed eighth in the 2022 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race and seventh in the Flinders Islet and Bird Island races. Bob Steel originally owned Quest and won the 2008 Hobart with her. Paul Clitheroe won the 2015 Hobart with her as Balance and took out the BWPS. Steel/Quest also placed second to Ichi Ban in the 2017 Hobart, just 20 minutes separated them overall. Back with Clitheroe as Balance, she was fourth overall, winning Division 1 in the 2016 Hobart. This boat has enjoyed remarkable results.
|Skipper||Craig Neil (4)|
|Sailing Master||Mike Green (42)|
|Navigator||James Walker (2)|
|Crew||Erik Alston (2), Tom Brewer (1), Ryan Brook (2), Adam Brown (34), Davin Conigrave (11), Timothy Dawson, Ben De Coster (18), Clinton Evans (8), Peter Jenkins (4), Don McPhee (2), Rick Plain|
|Designer||Bruce Farr (NZ)|