The Yachts

Ichi Ban

Category Placing
IRC 12
IRC - Div 0 2
Line Honours 3
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CYCA Commodore Matt Allen is bringing his Jones 70 Ichi Ban to the start line for the third time. The powerful 70-footer finished 3rd across the line in 2007 Rolex Sydney Hobart and 2nd (across the line) in 2006 to Wild Oats XIIchi Ban’s most recent success was a line honours win in the 2008 Brisbane Gladstone Race. The boat will be sailed by a star-studded and highly experienced crew, including Conrad Humphries, Gordon Maguire, Michael Spies (31 Hobarts) while this will be the Commodore’s 20th Hobart. In the right conditions, this modified Volvo 70 is capable of reaching speeds in excess of 35 knots - or 65 kilometres per hour.


Competitor Details

Name Ichi Ban
Sail Number AUS 03
Owner Matt Allen
Skipper Matt Allen (19)
Crew M Spies (31), D McGain (6), C Humphreys (1), G Maguire (5), N Beaudoin (1), S Lawson (9), D Woods (2), R Case (23), M Parker, P Montague, P Airey, C Schon, N Burridge
State NSW
Type Jones 70
Designer Don Jones
Builder Hart Marine
Construction Carbon
LOA 21.50
Beam 5.68
Draft 4.5