The Yachts




Australia’s most famous maxi Brindabella, a former line honours winner of the Rolex Sydney Hobart and holder of the record for a conventionally ballasted boat (1d, 20h, 46m, 33s set in 1999). Designed by Scott Jutson, Brindabella still turns heads today with her sleek lines and elegant sail plan and still holds many Australian east coast race records including the Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race (27hrs 35min 03sec), Sydney Mooloolaba Yacht Race, Sydney Noumea Race, and the Sydney Wollongong Race.

Owner Jim Cooney purchased Brindabella last year and had her overhauled and refitted. She is once again racing with the CYCA and her crew includes many Brindabella stalwarts who have stayed with the yacht for more than 10 years, as well as a crop of new sailors who share the same passion for this classic Sydney racer. Cooney and his crew are delighted to be back in this race and will be doing their best to keep her at the front of the fleet.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Brindabella
Sail Number 10000
Owner Jim Cooney
Skipper Jim Cooney (1)
Navigator B Kellet (19)
Crew A Brown (24), B Sykes (24), J Sutherland (6), D Walker (2), F Lieder, G Simeoli (1), G Durran (6), G Torpy (5), I Potter (29), J Coleman, J Mulkearns (1), K Swiney (3), O Schenk (5), P Jenkins (1), R Bott, T Colclough (6), T Cross (7), W Page, T Harrold, W Hubbard
State NSW
Type Jutson 80
Designer Scott Jutson
Builder Boatspeed
Construction Kevlar Foam
LOA 24.075
Beam 5.62
Draft 4.3