The Yachts

Flat White (TH)

Flat White (TH)
Category Placing
2-Handed ORCi 9
2-Handed PHS 8
2-Handed Line Honours 8
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This is the former Red Jacket, bought by Jen Linkova and renamed Flat White.  The Radford 12.2 did two Sydney Hobarts, retiring in 1998 and placing 10th and winning division in 1999 when owned by Ron Lally.  More recently, it was owned by couple Annette Hesselmans and Gerry Snijders.  Hesselmans contested the double-handed Melbourne-Osaka race in 2018 with her brother Andrew. With COVID restrictions and Jason Cummings living in Tasmania, the pair have had little time to sail Flat White together but have sailed together before.  The Rolex Sydney Hobart seduced Linkova when she raced aboard another Graham Radford design, Flying Fish Arctos in three Hobarts from 2013 to 2015 (Cummings was the skipper in 2015), and the Beneteau First 45, Dreki Sunnan, in 2018.  Linkova has also raced overseas, including crewing on Scarlet Logic in the Round Britain and Ireland Race.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Flat White (TH)
Sail Number 1696
Owner Jen Linkova
Skipper Jen Linkova (4) / Jason Cummings (2)
State NSW
Club Middle Harbour Yacht Club
Type Radford 12.2
Designer Graham Radford
LOA 12.2