2017 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
InfoTrack sets sail
The fastest yacht in the history of the Sydney to Hobart has a new name - InfoTrack. InfoTrack founder and EY Entrepreneur of the year Christian Beck will lead the 100-footer formally known as the Perpetual Loyal with a team including his brother, professional sailors and a few daring InfoTrackians. In true InfoTrack style they've set some big goals and are ready to take on the challenge.
The InfoTrack mission
InfoTrack is a technology company that provides integrated property, corporate and personal searching and services for businesses and for people.
CreditorWatch whose classic red and white logo can be seen on the side of the Sydney to Hobart supermaxi InfoTrack is a leading Australian commercial credit reporting bureau. In October 2017 InfoTrack acquired CreditorWatch, a complementary pairing that will see both companies create further value across their respected client bases. The branding will help spread awareness to businesses that want to reduce the risk of bad debt and get paid faster.
Staff Supermaxi Viewing
On Tuesday 5th December, InfoTrack and CreditorWatch staff were invited to view ‘InfoTrack’, the former Sydney to Hobart winning yacht that will be raced by the team this Boxing Day. It was an enjoyable evening for all, with an organised boat ride over to the yacht, a yacht tour, barbeque dinner and a speech from Christian Beck himself.
Are you ready?
Photo Credit: Andrea Francolini
The InfoTrack crew
Recently crowned EY entrepreneur of the year Christian is always seeking his next challenge. From a young age Christian taught himself computer programming and coding, turning what was initially a project to help his father's law firm into what is now one of the fastest growing businesses in Australia. Christian is a long-time sailing enthusiast and races a smaller yacht at Greenwich Flying Squadron. He will be joined in this race by his brother Darren to share the experience of racing their first Sydney Hobart together. As a tech entrepreneur, Christian is no stranger to risk; he knows how to remain agile and lead his team to success.
I’ve always wanted to do the Sydney to Hobart. The idea of it has always really appealed.
Chief Technology Officer, InfoTrack
CTO Daniel has been with InfoTrack from the start-up stage and been instrumental in developing some of the company’s most innovative technology including both its e-Conveyancing solution and data visualisation tool REVEAL. Dan is thrilled to join the InfoTrack team for this year’s race and is excited for the opportunity to challenge himself both mentally and physically. For Dan, the race parallels InfoTrack's journey; one that is full of surprises and exceeding boundaries where nothing is impossible with the right team and hard work.
You only live once but if you do it right, once is enough. Strive to be a greater version of yourself every day and come out of each experience a better person than when you started.
Business Solutions Manager, InfoTrack
Family man Andrew, better known as “Wingy” to coworkers, is responsible for the integration of InfoTrack's technology into 3rd part systems. Andrew certainly knows his way around a yacht and has completed a number of boat trips over the years. His passion for surfing, social sailing and the ocean itself enticed him to take on the challenge of the Sydney to Hobart race. He is excited to be pushed to the limits outside his comfort zone and has been taking as many notes as possible during training sessions. Andrew is a competitive person and is ready to give it all for this one in a lifetime experience.
To be a winner, you need to be at the top of your game, you need to take risks, you need to go fast, you need the best people, and the best technology. These qualities are what InfoTrack is built on, the business is run like a super maxi competing in the Sydney to Hobart.
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InfoTrack yacht details
|DESIGNER||Juan Kouyoumdjian (ARG)|
|TYPE||100ft Super Maxi|
|NUMBER OF HOBARTS||4|
|CLUB||Greenwich Flying Squadron, NSW|
|CREW||C Beck – Owner & Skipper G Simmer (19), M Coxon (28) - Hobart, Americas Cup, Admirals Cup, Managing Director North Sails Australia, T Oxley (12) - Last 8 years with Loyal, M Spence (17), C Maxted (4) - crew Perpetual Loyal line honours race record 2016, I Jensen - Olympic Gold and Silver medalist 49er class, T Braidwood(23) - Americas Cup, A Pratt (20), A McLean (2), A Wing, T Lavers, I McKillop (1) - Etchell sailor on a national level, F Oleary (5)- Transatlantic, D Ryding, S Runow (26) – Maxi World, B Lamb (7) - 2016 Etchells World Champion, Tactics/Strategy Softbank Team Japan Americas Cup, J Tilse (2) - Gold Coast Races, A Menzies (1) - Artemis Racing boat captain, D Blanchfield (27) - Americas Cup, C Champion, D Beck, I Jensen, T Braidwood (22).|