09 Jan 2014
Great performance by Phil Simfendorfer and crew of Elliott 44 cruiser racer, Veloce in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart. Veloce won IRC Div 2 and was second IRC boat overall. The stunning Hobart divisional performance was enhanced by an incredible 16th boat to finish from 90 boat fleet. Amazing for a 44ft cruiser racer !! In previous years Simpfendorfer was dubbed King of the Eastcoaster after claiming back-to-back overall victories in the 2011 and 2010 Melbourne to Hobart yacht race, an almost unheard of achievement. Veloce also took out the somewhat rare line and handicap double in Hobarts famous King of the Derwent in 2011 and the Salamanca Series title.