St Jude has done every Hobart since 2008 and Noel Cornish, but retired last year with rudder damage. In 2014, the Sydney 47 was 51st overall, her best result 16th in 2009. She finished 15th overall and third in Division 2, in the 2016 Sydney Gold Coast race and third in the Newcastle Bass Island Race. Experienced Ron Jacobs is aboard, supported by veterans Geoff Cropley and Scott Lawson. A supporter of the Club’s Youth Academy, Cornish is taking one of its recruits, Emma May, for her third Hobart on St Jude. Following November’s Cabbage Tree Island Race, was positioned nicely in sixth in the Blue Water Pointscore.
|Skipper||Noel Cornish (9)|
|Sailing Master||Ron Jacobs (19)|
|Navigator||Steve Kidson (2)|
|Crew||G Cropley (19), S Lawson (13), N Butcher (1), A Milln (2), T Meyrick, E May (2), L Klohs (2), A Dennis, S Holdsworth (10)|
|Designer||Murray Burns Dovell|