Jazz Player-Think Pink Foundation
This year, Jazz Player has partnered with the Think Pink Foundation to raise awareness for breast cancer support. Think Pink is committed to the support of women and their families at every stage of their journey with breast cancer and does so completely free of charge. She had her first Hobart hit-out in 2008 and finished 71st overall.
Since that time, Andrew Lawrence, a doctor, whose interest is medical imaging, fits in sailing around his busy work life. He puts the nine year-old cruiser/racer, from the successful design board of Kiwi, Brett Bakewell-White, through her paces as a competitor in Melbourne based races.
The 39 footer finished third in IRC Division 2 of the 2011 Rolex Sydney Hobart and was 12th in division last year, after the wind shut the gate on the smaller yachts and then threw a southerly at them.
Lawrence’s finest hour with the boat came with the line honours and overall IRC handicap double win in the 2009 Melbourne to Hobart West Coast Race. More recently, Jazz Player was third overall in AMS Division 1 at the Festival of Sails in January. She was also awarded the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria’s coveted Lord Warden Trophy for best overall performed yacht in any handicap or division for the Winter Series regatta. The boat’s consistent crew remains enthusiastic and committed to every new challenge.
|Yacht Name||Jazz Player-Think Pink Foundation|
|Skipper||Matthew Lawrence (3)|
|Crew||M Setton (6), G Agnew (8), J Whiteside (5), J Clements (1), W Slater (9), A Hibbert (1), M Dolphin (8), R Gillmore, M Ajanko|