Darryl Hodgkinson purchased the former Jazz in 2013 and won the Rolex Sydney Hobart a few months later, in the process helping team mates, Patrice and Wild Rose, to victory in the re-ignited Southern Cross Cup. Earlier, he won Division O in the 2013 Gold Coast race after finishing ninth overall. Victoire won the 2014 Gosford Lord Howe race and finished second on line Finished seventh in the 2014 Gold Coast race, but dropped to 22nd this year. In the 2014 Hobart, Victoire hooked a lobster pot near the end and finished 45nd overall, but still secured a fine second in Division O. Won the Flinders Islet Race in September, but dropped to 11th overall in October’s stop-start Newcastle Bass Island Race. Dr Darryl was named 2012 Ocean Racer of the Year after winning the 2012 BWPS.
Ray Roberts originally owned the yacht he named Evolution Racing and sailed to line and overall double victory in the 2007 Sydney Gold Coast Race and 17nd overall and then to second in Division O behind line honours victor, Alfa Romeo in the 2009 Hobart. Chris Bull was the next owner, renaming the boat Jazz. He sailed it to second overall and first under ORCi in the 2010 Hobart, then fourth overall, first in IRC Division 0 and second in ORCi Division 1 in the 2011 race and fourth overall and third in division in 2012. This is a fabulous boat which could win the Hobart again, in November finishing second overall in the Cabbage Tree Island Race and winning ORCi.
|Crew||M Ajanko, T Tubman, S Kirkjian, K Groves, C Cecil, T barker, T Powell, M white, Duncan Rutherford, W Howard, S Guanaria, L Jamieson|
|Designer||Farr Yacht Design|
|Builder||Cookson Boats NZ|