The Yachts


Category Placing
IRC 45
IRC - Div 3 12
ORCi 31
ORCi - Div 3 9
Corinthian 21
Line Honours 65
* Click on the categories for full standings

This will be Jackpot’s first Sydney Hobart, but she has done and won many offshore races courtesy of the competitive Adrian Van Bellen. In recent times, Jackpot has won the 2013/2014 Summer SOPS (under PHS), was divisional second in 2014 SORC, won IRC division in the 2015 SORC, was third overall in 2014/2015 CYCA OPS, won IRC and PHS overall in 2014/2015 Combined OPS/SOPS, was second overall and won ORCi in 2016 Pittwater Coffs race. Helping him is a trio of the most experienced female sailors around – helm Vanessa Dudley, trimmer Gail Harland (won overall in 2003) and 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart winning navigator, Jenifer Wells from the Late Roger Hickman’s program of which two others, Samantha Scott and Daniel Williams also join the team.


Competitor Details

Name Jackpot
Sail Number 6774
Owner Adrian Van Bellen
Sailing Master Vanessa Dudley (20)
Navigator Jenifer Wells (6)
Crew G Harland (20), S Powell-Hughes (1), D Williams (6), R Humberstone, M Godfrey (4), P Britt, G Butchart
State NSW
Type J/122
Designer J Johnson
Builder J Boats France
Construction Fibreglass
LOA 12.2
Beam 3.6
Draft 2.2