Skippered by Mark Bradford, Black Jack took Line Honours in the Rolex Sydney Hobart last year, then took line, record and overall wins in the 2022 Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race. Black Jack took Line Honours and broke her own record in the Gladstone Ports Corporation Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race and took line and overall honours in November’s Bird Island Race. Black Jack was fifth over the line in the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart and second on line in 2018 – the top four finished four miles apart.
The boat placed third on line in 2017, inside Perpetual LOYAL’s 2016 record. She led the 2022 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race until late, finishing second to Andoo Comanche. Peter Harburg purchased the former Alfa Romeo/Esimet Europa in mid-2017 and renamed her for his mate, Jack Brabham. As Neville Crichton’s Alfa Romeo, the boat took Line Honours from Wild Oats XI in the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart. The boat has claimed 160-plus line honours wins around the world and broke the 2009 Transpac Race record.
|Yacht Name||Black Jack|
|Skipper||Mark Bradford (14)|
|Navigator||Juan Vila (9)|
|Crew||Peter Harburg (11), Chris Anderson (10), Adam Beashel (2), Scott Beavis (11), Bruce Clark (29), Simon Daubney (7), John Flannery (17), Darren Hutchison (14), Will McCarthy (16), Alex Nolan (10), Silas Nolan (19), Anthony Nossiter (20), Dean Phipps (3), Vaughan Prentice (13), Joca Signorini (2), Reece Woulfe (1), Liam Woulfe (7)|