The Yachts


Category Placing
IRC 25
IRC - Div 3 5
Sydney 38 1
Sydney 38 - Div 1 1
Line Honours 50
* Click on the categories for full standings

Zen is the Sydney 38 owned by Gordon Ketelbey, who has been a regular campaigner in this one design class. In last year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart, Zen finished 11th in IRC Division 3 and 10th in ORCi Division 3. She then went on to compete in the Premier Racing class at the Festival of Sails, conducted by the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, and finished fourth in the class. On the return journey to Sydney, the yacht suffered keel damage that put her out of action for most of this year.  In last year’s Sydney 38 NSW Championship, which was conducted just prior to the Rolex Sydney Hobart, she finished fourth. In 2011, she finished second in the Sydney 38 National Championship held in Geelong Victoria.


Competitor Details

Name Zen
Sail Number 3838
Owner Gordon Ketelbey
Skipper Gordon Ketelbey (8)
Crew A Deakin (1), D Smyth, G Hinings (3), J Bottomley (1), M Cassidy (3), S Williams (5)
State NSW
Type Sydney 38
Designer Murray Burns Dovell
Builder Sydney Yachts
Construction GRP
LOA 11.8
Beam 3.7
Draft 2.6