Paul Buchholz will be back for his 12th journey south in 2023 after sitting out in 2022. The Cookson 50 should be well positioned if classic Hobart conditions prevail. The veteran Victorian offshore sailor has previously had huge success in the offshore discipline, and over a period of 13 years, dominated the local offshore sailing scene in Victoria, winning every race with his previous yacht, a DK46. From 2011 to 2015 the team took Line Honours in the Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race four times. Having now owned the yacht for 5 years, Paul and his team will be looking for a strong result in this year’s race.