Sue Crafer

Special Guest Lecturer

Sue Crafer has raced in fifteen Sydney to Hobart Yacht Races. Her first race was on the mighty “Condor of Bermuda” when they raced down through the gap between Tasman Island and the mainland of Tasmania. (Which is now illegal on the yacht race but where we hope to take you on this voyage weather dependent of course). Sue has raced on the 100footer “Wild Thing” for a number of her races and has also come 2nd on Line Honours a total of six times. She was the first female to cross the finish line in the 365 boat entry in the 1994 race. Sue’s other job, apart from lecturing in Antarctica about racing amongst the Southern Ocean icebergs in the 1993/4 Whitbread Round the World Race, is completely separate when she acts as Lead Sailing Physiotherapist for Olympic and Paralympic Sailing.  She has represented Australia, Great Britain and the USA in the last six Games. Tokyo was the first Games Sue hadn’t attended since Atlanta in 1996! Sue joins us this year for what she considers is her 17th Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. She has been awarded the honour of being part of firing the starting cannon sequence for The Race. So we are picking her up directly after the start from just outside Sydney Harbour Heads. How exciting!

Sue Crafen


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