The Yachts




David Griffith skippered Chinese Whisper to fifth to win Division 0 in the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Following a major refit, she was renamed Whisper and scored fifth for second in division in 2021. Placed second in division at the 2022 Australian Yachting Championships, missing the win by one point and placed fourth in this year’s NoakesSydney Gold Coast Yacht Race and Bird Island Race.

Griffith’s daughter, Holly, and Michael Coxon’s son, Wil, make their Hobart debuts alongside a hot crew who will give it a red hot go. Previous owner, Rupert Henry, skippered the JV62 to ninth in the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart and fifth overall for first in Division 0 in the 2015 race to finish runner-up in the CYCA’s Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore after buying the former Jethou from Europe.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Whisper
Sail Number AUS13
Owner David Griffith
Skipper David Griffith (9)
Sailing Master Michael Coxon (31)
Navigator Grant Simmer (20)
Crew Nick Beaudoin (9), Tom Braidwood (24), Justin Clougher (14), Wil Coxon, Noel Drennan (34), Holly Griffith, Lachlan Hornsby, Sam Hunt (27), Doug McGain (13), Ian McKillop (6), Paul Montague (9), David Ward (16), Luke Watkins (3), Jamie Woods (2)
State NSW
Type JV 62
Designer Judel/Vrolijk (Ger)
Builder Green Marine
Construction Carbon Fibre
LOA 18.9
Beam 4.9
Draft 4.6