The Yachts

Triton

Triton is the former Vanguard, which performed superbly for previous owner, Dick Cawse, scoring the trifecta of line honours and first under IRC and PHS in the CYCA Ocean Point Score almost immediately after its 2004 launch. In the final race of the 2004/2005 OPS, from Sydney to Newcastle, it repeated the experience of line honours and overall IRC and PHS wins to claim the series trophy in both classes. In 2010, Cawse wrapped up the 2009/2010 OPS, mirroring his 2004/2005 result. Sydneysider Michael Cranitch (formerly owned Broomstick) and Melburnian David Gotze (owned yachts carrying the name Indec and Brighton Star) purchased the boat last August and contested the Rolex Sydney Hobart. They retired on the first night with forestay problems.  

 

Competitor Details

Name Triton
Sail Number 6377
Owner Michael Cranitch & David Gotze
Skipper David Gotze
Navigator Matthew Wenke
Crew R Jacobs, A Simpson, D Macpherson, J Dorron, T Colcough, S Alle, N Chambers, J Goluzd, R Bott, S Crafer, S Reffold, K Swiney
State NSW
Club CYCA
Type LC60
Designer Lyons/Cawse
Builder Sydney Yachts
Construction GRP/Carbon
LOA 18.3
Beam 4.8
Draft 3.6