Michael ‘Zappa’ Bell purchased the ex Cadibarra 8, a Jones 42 that was originally owned and raced by Don Jones himself, who retired her from the 2001 Sydney Hobart. Zappa re-named her Minnie, in honour of his late mother. He will do the race with son, Ollie, this year. In 2021, he raced two-handed with his other son Matt on the borrowed Kayimai but retired with electrical failures. As a former rigger, Zappa knows boats well and is looking forward to the new challenge of two handed racing. Paul Roberts was the boat’s last owner and he competed in the 2010 Rolex Sydney Hobart and placed 34th, followed by 50th in 2011. In 2012, she underwent major modifications for the 2013 Melbourne Osaka, in which Roberts and Martin Vaughan won IRC after finishing second on line. The boat last saw Hobart waters in 2014 when she finished 15th for third in Division 2.
|Yacht Name||Minnie (TH)|
|Skipper||Michael Bell (13)/Oliver Bell|