The Yachts

Joker on Tourer (TH)

Joker on Tourer (TH)
Category Placing
2-Handed ORCi 4
2-Handed PHS 6
2-Handed Line Honours 4
* Click on the categories for full standings


This Cruising Elliott Tourer 1250 was launched in 2012 for Grant Chipperfield, who previously co-owned Geomatic Joker on which he contested the 2009 and 2010 Rolex Sydney Hobarts.  Joker on Tourer is roomy and comfortable, fitted out for short-handed cruising and racing, with a cruising rig and lifting keel, perfect for the race’s new Two-Handed division.  Chipperfield has chosen his co-skipper well; Peter Dowdney has enjoyed many career highlights, including getting the call up to do bow on Steak ‘N Kidney in the 1986-87 America’s Cup as a 20 year-old, and racing at other major events around the world.  ‘The Kid’ has long worked at Ronstan, so is handy for repair and replacement of gear at sea.  The two have raced the boat both fully crewed and double-handed, including placing third overall in the open fleet in the 2020 Melbourne to Devonport Race (Rudder Cup) double-handed.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Joker on Tourer (TH)
Sail Number MY1250
Owner Grant Chipperfield
Skipper Grant Chipperfield (2) / Peter Dowdney (17)
State VIC
Club Martha Cove Yacht Squadron
Type Elliott 1250 Tourer
Designer Greg Elliott (NZ)
LOA 12.5
Beam 4.08
Draft 1.8