Kevin Whelan sails Reve under PHS and placed fourth last year, his best Hobart result with this Beneteau 45 F5. In the 2019 race, she was 16th after scoring fifth in 2018, eighth in 2017 and 11th in 2016. Whelan was thrilled to win the PHS Division in the 2017 and 2018 Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Races. Ready to race in a more relaxed mode, Reve’s crew placed fourth in the 2022 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, 23rd and sixth respectively in the Flinders Islet and Tollgate Islands races. This year Kevin’s daughter Alexis joins him for her first Rolex Sydney Hobart.
|Skipper||Kevin Whelan (4)|
|Navigator||Steve Kidson (7)|
|Crew||Pierre Briand (2), Eleanor Heathcote-Morris, Kate Lynch (1), Lisa McPhee, Gordon Smith (7), Charles Todhunter (1), Alexis Whelan|
|Type||Beneteau First 45F5|
|Designer||Bruce Farr (NZ)|