The Yachts


Category Placing
IRC 52
IRC - Div 3 14
Line Honours 66
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Breakthrough last raced to Hobart in 2014 and finished 12th overall. .A Beneteau 40, she is the former Chancellor, purchased by Professors Jonathon Stone and Matthew Vadas, who have made contributions in the medical field, hence the name of the yacht - 'Breakthrough'. Prior to the 2014 Hobart, finished 27th overall in the 2013 race.  Breakthrough will take on at least three other distinguished Beneteau 40s in the race – 2009 Sydney Hobart winner Two True, Wicked (finished second in 2009) and Bravo.


Competitor Details

Name Breakthrough
Sail Number 6834
Owner Mathew Vadas
Skipper Mathew Vadas (3)
Sailing Master Barry Hurley (3)
Crew G Tottenham, C Grant, K Rumball (2), T Guy (3), J Cooper (1), S Cooper (1), N Fenech, N Curwen,
State NSW
Type Beneteau First 40
Designer Farr Yacht Design
Builder Beneteau
Construction GRP
LOA 12.2
Beam 3.9
Draft 2.4