The Yachts

Blink

Blink
Category Placing
IRC 82
IRC - Div 6 12
ORCi 73
ORCi - Div 4 13
Line Honours 103
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This is the former Concubine (original owner Jason Ward finished 43rd in the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart) and Bravo (placed 14th overall and won Division 3 when owned by Robbo Robertson). She is coming up for Rolex Sydney Hobart number three with latest owner, Mark Gorbatov, who posted 50th overall and sixth in Division 4 of the 2019 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast race. The ophthalmologist’s first yacht was a Hanse 385 named ‘Out of Sight’, which he campaigned out of the CYCA in offshore and inshore races. This is Gorbatov’s first Sydney Hobart, and while one might assume the name ‘Blink’ came from his profession, the boat was in fact named by his young daughter, from a Dr Who episode titled ‘Don’t Blink’.

 

Competitor Details

Yacht Name Blink
Sail Number B40
Owner Mark Gorbatov and Mark Siebert
Skipper Mark Gorbatov
Navigator Matthew Farr
Crew D Blanch, F Beck, L Wallace, M Siebert, M van der Plas, R Blanch, T Beaver, T Brazier
State NSW
Club CYCA
Type Beneteau First 40
Designer Farr
Builder Beneteau Yachts
Construction GRP
LOA 12.2
Beam 3.9
Draft 2.4