The Yachts




John Walker will create yachting history when he and his boat set sail in their 25th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, with Walker at the remarkable age of 86, the oldest skipper ever to compete in the Hobart Race.  Walker has three times been the CYCA’s Veteran Ocean Racer of the Year and has recorded a 2nd and a 3rd overall in the Sydney Hobart as well as winning the Gosford – Lord Howe Island Race and the Sydney Mooloolaba Race in 2004.

Link here to an interview with John Walker before this year's race.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Impeccable
Sail Number MH106
Owner John Walker
Skipper John Walker (24)
Crew R Moore (17), M Scott (10), D Thomas (8), H Newman (2), R Anderson, I Begg
State NSW
Club Middle Harbour Yacht Club
Type 3/4 tonner IOR
Designer Doug Peterson
Builder Doug Brooker
Construction GRP
LOA 10.2
Beam 3.45
Draft 1.99