Edward Psaltis

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Ed Psaltis
Born (1961-07-04)4 July 1961
Sydney, New South Wales
Nationality Australian
Education Newington College
University of New South Wales
Occupation Accountant
Spouse(s) Sue
Children 2 sons & 1 daughter
Parent(s) Bill and Margaret Psaltis

Edward (Ed) McDonald Psaltis (born 7 April 1961 in Sydney) is an Australian ocean racing skipper and yachtsman.[1]

Early years[edit]

Psaltis was a junior sailor with the Hunters Hill Sailing Club and sailed in his first Sydney to Hobart as a 17-year-old. He was educated at Newington College (1973-1978)[2] and the University of New South Wales.


Psaltis won first place overall, aboard AFR Midnight Rambler, in the storm ravaged 1998 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.[3] As a sailor, he has represented Australia in the Sardinia Cup and the Southern Cross Cup. Psaltis has twice been the overall winner of the Sydney-Mooloolaba Race in the 30-footer, Nuzulu In 1999 he won the Gosford to Lord Howe Island Race with AFR Midnight Rambler, only the second yacht to win both the Hobart and Lord Howe Island races (Australia's only annual Category 1 ocean races). In 2000 he was voted NSW Yachtsman of the Year.[4]

Private life[edit]

He is married with three children. In professional life, Psaltis is an accountant.[5]


  1. ^ The Harrowing True Account of a Yacht Race Turned Retrieved 8 July 2013
  2. ^ Newington College Register of Past Students 1863-1998 (Syd, 1999) pp 161
  3. ^ Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
  4. ^ Kythera-Family Retrieved 8 July 2013
  5. ^ TMS Global Retrieved 8 July 2013