The Yachts

Chinese Whisper

Category Placing
IRC - Div 0 7
ORCi 8
ORCi - Div 1 7
Line Honours 9
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Rupert Henry purchased Jethou from Europe in time for the 2015 Sydney Gold Coast race, renamed her Chinese Whisper and finished second on line and second overall, then fifth on line and fifth overall for first in Division 0 in the 2015 Hobart. Despite this great result, lost the BWPS on countback to Balance, when Balance won the Hobart. On finishing fourth overall and winning Division 0 in the 2016 Sydney Gold Coast race, the JV62 was second on line and won the Flinders Islet Race, then finished second on line and second overall in the Newcastle Bass Island Race. Plenty of upwind sailing will keep her happy and she is highly rated to win the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart. As Jethou, won the Maxi division at 2012 Palma Vela, and secured victories at Copa del Rey, Les Voiles de St. Tropez, Maxi Rolex Worlds and Giraglia Rolex Cup. Following December’s Bird Island Race, she was leading the BWPS by four points to Ichi Ban and is highly rated to win the Rolex Sydney Hobart.  


Competitor Details

Name Chinese Whisper
Sail Number AUS13
Owner Rupert Henry
Sailing Master Stuart Bannatyne
Navigator Carl Crafoord
Crew D Wislang, B Lamb, S Cunnington, S Hunt, O Scott Mackie, F Oleary, C Satterthwaite, B Ashby, W Parker, S Nolan, M Dunstan, D Brennan, P Montague, G OShea
State NSW
Type JV 62
Designer Judel Vrolijk
Builder Green Marine
Construction Carbon Fibre
LOA 18.9
Beam 4.9
Draft 4.2