We chatted to the husband in Hobart at Easter when we were looking at their boat from the dock
after we finished the 3 Peaks Race
. It is a Hitchhiker. Husband and wife crew, didn't meet the wife. Husband was very strong and healthy for a 75 yr old! They had nearly circumnavigated Oz anti-clockwise (only need to get back to Queensland), and had weathered several major storms successfully. He did note that the outboards got swamped in high seas and they had to be assisted into harbour because of this after one storm, but otherwise he was impressed by the seaworthiness of the boat. Really nice guy, beautifully kept boat - very sad to see the pics.