Elliott News

Veloce first Sydney to Hobart yacht under 45ft

31 Dec 2012

Melbourne yachtsman Phil Simpfendorfer and crew on his Elliott 44 cruiser racer, Veloce, ghosted up the Derwent early on Sunday morning to complete his first Sydney to Hobart. After a disappointing first 24 hours they were in 46th position. Veloce stormed through the fleet over the next two days, in a variety of conditions and finished the race 21st on line, first boat under 45 feet, 2nd over the line in Div 2 and 4th on handicap. In previous years Simpfendorfer's Veloce has won back-to-back handicap victories in the Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race in 2010 and 2011 and took line and handicap double in the King of the Derwent, in 2011. Elliott 100 Ragamuffin Loyal was the 2nd boat to finish this year's Sydney to Hobart on line, completeing the race in under two days. Photo www.rolexsydneyhobart.com Carlo Borlenghi