The Yachts


Category Placing
IRC 62
IRC - Div 4 11
ORCi 45
ORCi - Div 4 13
Line Honours 65
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Jackpot is a J122 Racer/Cruiser. The boat has had a successful nine-year IRC racing career under the previous owner. This included a 2nd overall in the 2016 Pittwater-Coffs Harbour Race and the boat also competed in the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. The boat is currently competing in twilight racing with the intent of competing in some regatta events and some passage racing. Recently took the boat to Hamilton Island Race Week and managed to win the last race in IRC Div 4. “I am really excited about our crew for this year’s Hobart. I’ve been sailing dinghies since age 11 and progressed through skiffs to yachts,” said Hale. “I competed in three Hobarts in my 20s. I always wanted to undertake the challenge of the Hobart as an Owner/Skipper. The purchase of Jackpot with two mates Matt and Peter has made that possible.”


Competitor Details

Name Jackpot
Sail Number 6774
Owner Robert Hale & Matt Gooden
Skipper Robert Hale (3)
Crew Matthew Gooden, Antoine Martin, Michael Westaway, Piergiorgio Merli, Robert Watson (1), Harry Atkinson (1), Antonio Zanin, Mark Goode
State NSW
Club GFS
Type J/122
Designer J Johnson
Builder J Boats France
Construction GRP
LOA 12.2
Beam 3.6
Draft 2.2