Gavin Le Sueur
Gavin Le Sueur built his first multihull, a 16 ft Mosquito catamaran, while at high school. After graduating in Medicine from Melbourne University, he purchased and moved aboard a 35 ft Hedley Nicol ‘Wanderer’ trimaran. To learn as much as possible about multihull sailing he decided to compete in the two-handed bicentennial Around Australia Yacht Race with his future wife. For this adventure they obtained the then fastest offshore racing catamaran in Australia – a 37 ft Crowther Super Shockwave named D Flawless which they raced in many Southern Ocean races. In one of these they sailed through the eye of a cyclone and completed the race only to be struck by a whale when sailing back home and forced to abandon ship. They were lent another catamaran for the gruelling Around Australia race which they completed, getting engaged on the finish line. Since then they have owned 5 different catamarans in which they have cruised and raced in Australia and explored the Pacific and south-east Asia.