But the young blokes are getting the best out of the old girl.
"The boat is 10-12 years but still holding up really well," Grech said.
"It's built to last and we love sailing on it."
Also proving sturdy is Grech and his crew.
They finished top 10 at the Australian 16ft Championships in January and want to push towards a podium finish at this year's nationals on Middle Harbour.
"We just want to try and do as many races as we can and then have a good go at the nationals," Grech said.
"The lead-up will be the most important thing. The competition at Manly is always so good that you couldn’t ask for any better in terms of preparation.
"Race day is the best training of all."
That was the case last Saturday when 20 boats faced the starter's gun for the first pointscore race of the season.