The Yachts


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Jason Close saw no alternative but to come back for the 75th race after Patriot broke her rudder and retired from last year’s race. Originally owned and raced in the USA, this J yacht was the second US built J/133 to be imported into Australia. Her only other Rolex Sydney Hobart was 2010, when owned by Queenslander Tony Love. The pair finished 25th overall for second in Division 3. Otherwise, Patriot has been lightly raced, used more for cruising. The pressure is now on Close to finish the race and to equal or better her 2010 result.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Patriot
Sail Number SM133
Owner Jason Close
Crew C Furey, G Smith, G Coutts, J Sunkel-Lozell, L O'Connor, M Chalkley, P Chalkley, S Moseley
State VIC
Club SYC
Type J133
Designer J Yachts
Builder TPI Composites
Construction Balsa Core
LOA 13.1
Beam 3.9
Draft 2.3