The Yachts




Since her launch in January 2008,Copernicus, a regular in CYCA races, has competed in most east-coast offshore races, including all the big ones; the Audi Sydney Gold Coast, Hempel Gosford Lord Howe Island and Rolex Sydney Hobart races. The Radford 12 won the Tasman Pointscore in 2008 and 2010 and placed third in IRC Division 3 in the 2010 Hobart. 

Copernicus placed second overall in the 2011 Audi Sydney Offshore Newcastle Yacht Race with long time crew, Jim Nixon, at the helm, and followed up with a second in the 2011 Hempel Gosford Lord Howe Island Race. Prior to that, she scored a divisional third in both the 2009 and 2010 races to Lord Howe. Greg Zyner's other sailing highlights include second in Division in the 2007 Rolex Sydney Hobart and a divisional first in the 2007 Pittwater to Coffs race with his previous boat, Morna.



Competitor Details

Yacht Name Copernicus
Sail Number 6689
Owner Greg Zyner
Skipper Greg Zyner (5)
Crew A Seja (11), F Nelson (17), G Wilkins, J Nixon (18), K Terrens, M Doherty (12)
State NSW
Type Radford 12
Designer Radford Yacht Design
Builder Dillon Boat Works
Construction Composite
LOA 11.99
Beam 3.4
Draft 2.1