The Yachts

Blink

Blink
Category Placing
Fully Crewed IRC
Fully Crewed IRC - Div 4
Fully Crewed ORCi
Fully Crewed ORCi - Div 3
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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 in 2016 and won Division 3 when owned by Robbo Robertson).  She is coming up for Sydney Hobart number four, after her latest co-owner, Mark Gorbatov, posted 82nd overall in his first Hobart with the Beneteau 40 in 2019.  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 his second Sydney Hobart, and while one might assume the name ‘Blink’ comes from his profession, the boat was in fact named by his young daughter, for the Dr Who episode titled ‘Don’t Blink’.

 

Competitor Details

Yacht Name Blink
Sail Number B40
Owner Mark Gorbatov / Mark Siebert
Skipper Mark Gorbatov (1) / Mark Siebert
Navigator Matthew Farr
Crew Chris Warren (4), David Blanch, Ian Krakouer, Simon Wulf, Tim Beaver (1), Tim Brazier, Ed Rigby
State NSW
Club CYCA
Type Beneteau First 40
Designer Bruce Farr
Builder Beneteau Yachts
Construction GRP
LOA 12.2
Beam 3.9
Draft 2.4