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Marriah is entering her 11th Brisbane to Gladstone under skipper Peter Holm and his wife Kristine. Peter is lining up for his 47th B2G while Kristine is embarking on her 16th.
Designed by Ian Linton and built by Roper Yachts in Sydney in 1982, Marriah is a large volume cruising ketch.
More comfortable as a cruiser than a racer she does limited racing but is a regular in this race and regattas such as the Gaff and Vintage Regatta in June.
While racing is not her forte she can show a competitive turn of speed in moderate reaching conditions. Her best result is an overall first in the PHRF division in 2012 and she took the prize for the Cruising Division in 2006. She has also been part of a successful Federation Cup team.
She comes to this race with a crew of experienced regulars including Terry Kearney, Graeme Smith and Phil Spry-Bailey and for Peter's last run, his brother Tony and nephew Michael will be joining the crew. Dirk an der Kamp will be joining us again this year after a brilliant introduction to the B2G last year.