Other Tasmanian entrants were; Frank Hickman's Nell Gwyn and Max Creese's new yacht Sandra. Jock recalled of the event: "The race was a very fast affair, with Morna breaking the previous record in an elapsed time of four days, five hours. In hard running conditions down the New South Wales coast we logged 205 miles in a twenty-four hour spell. Westward handled the going marvellously well, showing her true colours in the prevailing conditions. She revelled in the gales and so did I! Crew member Kevin Garrod, recalled that in the rough seas Jock was quite happy to take the tiller and would be calmly whistling a tune while all around him the sea was particularly ugly and Jock was loving every minute of it. Jock continued: "I can recall one instance, where we had our spinnaker set down the run for 36 hours in a following breeze of 40 knots. Westward, with her long keel, ran fast and straight, while some other competitors towed ropes and gear astern to slow them down.
Crew of the Westward in Rose Bay, Sydney,prior to the 1947 Sydney-Hobart race. Left to right: Kevin Garrod, Ernie Muir, Wal Muir, Jock Muir, Don Muir, Keith Radcliffe, Don Colburn and owner George Gibson in front.