Photo: Midnight Rambler 1998 Sydney Hobart. Photo credit: Richard Bennett
Is the Sydney to Hobart race on your bucket list? Ever wondered what it was like in the 1998 storm edition of that race? Join us on Wednesday 15 March for an evening with Ed Psaltis, skipper of Midnight Rambler, the winner of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart.
Tickets are $30, all welcome (not just club members) and the bar will be open from 6pm. Ed will begin his talk at 8pm to allow competitors in the His and Hers race, part of Club Week, to join in.
Ed sailed his first Sydney to Hobart at the age of 17 and has gone on to compete in 40 of them the last 32 as skipper and owner. This included winning the tough 1998 edition, in a 35 footer (10.6m), dealing with 70 knot winds, 20 metre waves, knockdowns and an injured crew. Sadly this historic win was overshadowed by the loss of 6 sailors. 71 out of the 115 boats retired from this tragic race that resulted in changes to safety regulations and offshore racing worldwide.
Twice awarded Australian Offshore Skipper of the Year and previous Commodore of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Ed has won every offshore out of Sydney. Now living in Hobart, he’s started winning there as well and hopes to sail in our offshore series while he’s visiting Wellington. Ed has also cruised part of Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific and the Mediterranean.
Get your tickets here to join us for an evening with a sailing legend.