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Zanzibar

Zanzibar

 

Good things come in smaller packages, just ask Jonathan Mahony, who sailed Zanzibar to overall IRC success in the 50th Anniversary Rolex China Sea Race last year. This is only the third time a Singaporean entry has been received for the 628 nautical mile Hobart race.

A heavy hitter on the Asian scene, the Humphreys 42  beat a competitive field of larger boats, including several TP52′s and the 90ft Genuine Risk to win the Rolex China Sea Race overall to take home a Rolex Yacht-Master Timepiece. Mahony is hoping to add a second timepiece by winning the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race overall too.

Zanzibar also won Division 1 of the 2011 Hong Kong to Vietnam Race, finished runner-up for the second year running in the 2013 Subic to Boracay Race in February, before breaking its boom in the Boracay Cup Regatta in wild conditions. This Easter, Mahony warmed up in the 480nm San Fernando Race and finished 10th overall.

 

Competitor Details

Yacht Name Zanzibar
Sail Number SIN4321
Owner Jonathan Mahony
Crew S Simmons, A Reid (1), S Lee (8), B Hill, R Killip (2), C Mitchell, N Hopkins (1), A Simmons
State Singapore
Club RM
Type Humphreys 42
Designer Humphreys Yacht Design
Builder Oyster Yachts
Construction GRP
LOA 12.78