The Yachts

Mister Lucky

A near-new boat, this will be Mister Lucky’s first Sydney Hobart experience. Mark Hipgrave, a keen short-handed sailor, purchased the yacht in the UK specifically for that purpose after competing in the 2014 Solo Trans-Tasman race (from New Plymouth, New Zealand to Mooloolaba, Queensland). It gave him the confidence to consider the greater challenge of the 2018 Melbourne Osaka double-handed yacht race, which he has entered, along with other competitors in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart. Hipgrave finished 13th overall in the inaugural Round the (Fastnet) Rock Race in 2016, from which more than half the fleet retired. For solo Corinthian sailors only, the course takes participants from Central Solent to Plymouth via Fastnet lighthouse.

 

Competitor Details

Name Mister Lucky
Sail Number RQ3600
Owner Mark Hipgrave
Skipper Mark Hipgrave (5)
Crew N Colley, A Hipgrave, R Craigie, P Brant, D Fish, I Hoddle
State QLD
Club SORC
Type Jeanneau Sun Fast 3600
Designer Andrieu Yacht Design
Builder Jeanneau
Construction GRP
LOA 11.3
Beam 3.6
Draft 2.1