The Yachts

Dreki Sunnan

Dreki Sunnan


Dreki Sunnan is a Beneteau First 45 with an impressive racing record, initially as Victoire and then Shining Sea.  Her new owner, Ken Holmes purchased Dreki in 2017 and in 2018 had been racing in the Royal Price Alfred Yacht Club Blue Water Series and Short Offshore Point Series over the past year.  Dreki, being the skipper’s first yacht has been a steep learning curve.  Prior to the 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Holmes said “Over the past 18 months we have put a big effort into bringing Dreki back to her best”. “The crew, who have a wide range of experience from multiple Sydney Hobart Race veterans and also first timers, are really developing well and with our recent good race results are really looking forward to our first Hobart.”

Skippered by Ken, Dreki finished 13th overall in the 2018 PONANT Sydney Noumea Yacht Race and took first (IRC and ORCi) in the 2018 Pittwater to Newcastle race followed by a 15th in its IRC Division in the 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart and the 2019 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Dreki Sunnan
Sail Number 1545
Owner Ken Holmes
State NSW
Type Beneteau First 45
Designer Beneteau
Builder Beneteau Yachts
Construction GRP