Since finishing 34th overall and fourth in Division 2 of the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart, St Jude has been having a fabulous season. Finished ninth to win Division 2.and won ORCi Division 2 in the 2017 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, placed fifth in the Flinders Islet and the Newcastle Bass Island races, winning ORCi in the former, and was second in the Cabbage Tree Island Race to take a two-point lead in the Blue Water Pointscore, with two races remaining, ending with the Rolex Sydney Hobart. Noel Cornish and his Sydney 47 have done every Hobart since 2008. Retired in 2015 with rudder damage and finished 51st overall in 2014. Her best result was 16th in 2009. Adding Ron Jacobs, Geoff Cropley and Scott Lawson to a well-rounded crew last season is paying dividends.
|Yacht Name||St Jude|
|Skipper||Noel Cornish (10)|
|Sailing Master||Ron Jacobs (18)|
|Navigator||Steve Kidson (r)|
|Crew||T Quick, S Lawson, G Cropley, S Holdsworth (10), N Butcher, A Milln (2), T Meyrick, P Bannon, H Slawson|
|Designer||Murray Burns Dovell|