The Yachts




An exceptionally well-sailed boat that flies under the radar, because she leaves Australia after the race to Hobart to continue racing in foreign waters. Under Chris Bull's ownership, this canting keeled Cookson 50 was second overall, first in IRC Division 0 and first overall in the ORCi division in the 2010 Rolex Sydney Hobart after also finishing second in 2000. Throughout 2011, Bull raced Jazz in the Caribbean, the USA, Transatlantic and the Rolex Fastnet Race, and returned to the Hobart race with a fourth overall, first in IRC Division 0, with second in ORCi Division 1.

Bull, a British yachtsman who calls Malta and Australia home these days, returns in what could be the pinnacle, an overall win in the Rolex Sydney Hobart. With him again is trusty British navigator, Mike Broughton, and other regular crew members, who are hoping for strong winds.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Jazz
Sail Number 5299
Owner Chris Bull
Skipper Chris Bull (5)
Crew C Ripard (4), J Newman (7), J Smith (3), M Broughton (7), S Ripard (1), S Pollard (4), T Davis (8)
State NSW
Type Cookson 50
Designer Farr
Builder Cookson
Construction GRP
LOA 15.2
Beam 4.3
Draft 3.5