The Yachts


Category Placing
IRC 17
IRC - Div 0 10
ORCi 7
ORCi - Div 1 6
Line Honours 8
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This is a former Black Jack, bought by Phillip Turner from Peter Harburg early in 2014 and renamed Alive. The canting keeler won IRC/ORCi overall in the 2014 Brisbane Gladstone race, took line honours and broke the Melbourne Vanuatu record, was sixth on line in the 2014 Hobart, then Won IRC Division 0 in the 2015 Hong Kong Vietnam Race. In 2016, won IRC overall at the Royal Langkawi International Regatta, took line honours and broke the 16 year-old Rolex China Sea Race record to finish second overall; and won the 2016 Brisbane Keppel race overall after placing third on line to Wild Oats XI and Black Jack. In 2012 as Black Jack, she recorded the second fastest time in the Sydney Gold Coast race, behind Wild Oats XI, the two breaking conventionally ballasted Brindabella’s 13-year-old record.


Competitor Details

Name Alive
Sail Number 52566
Owner Philip Turner
Skipper Duncan Hine (5)
Sailing Master Tim Somerville (1)
Navigator David Turton (7)
Crew P Turner (2), J Smith (5), J Torpy (3), A Gough (1), G Vlasblom (1), P Cosman (16), G Peacock (5), C Webster, S Gaddes (5), S Jackson (9), O Nicholas (2), A Turton (7)
State TAS
Club DSS
Type Reichel Pugh 66
Designer Reichel Pugh
Builder Westerly Marine
Construction Carbon
LOA 22.0
Beam 4.3
Draft 4.6