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 XI. Ichi 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.
|Sail Number||AUS 03|
|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|