The Yachts

GREAT Britain

Category Placing
IRC 45
IRC - Div 2 10
Clipper 70 2
Line Honours 26
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In the 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart, Mark Burkes skippered the former Team Garmin to 67th overall, 16th in Division 1 and 10th in the Clipper division. Now it is up to Peter Thornton to attempt to better that result with the re-named GREAT Britain. Crew for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race includes British Olympic sprinter, Abi Oyepitan, who reached the Athens 2004 Olympic finals and competed in the 200m semi-finals at the London 2012 Olympics, after which she retired from athletics. Also aboard is British offshore crane operator, Mike Tatham, who works in the North Sea oil industry and has travelled the world as a merchant seaman. GREAT Britain was leading the 2015 Clipper Race rankings after two legs.


Competitor Details

Name GREAT Britain
Sail Number GBR727X
Owner Clipper Ventures
Skipper Peter Thornton
Crew A Oyepitan, A Navalkar, A Hendley, C Morton-Haworth, C Chapman, F Christopherson, I Howe, J Charles, M Gallagher, M Tatham, P Orford, R Fernando, S Rosbottom, S Prabhakar, S Chesters, W Brown
State Great Britain
Type Clipper 70
Designer Tony Castro
Builder Mazarin Shipyard
Construction GRP
LOA 21.33
Beam 5.6
Draft 3.0