Peter Harburg purchased this yacht in early 2013 and continued the Black Jack name for his friend and Formula One legend, the late Sir Jack Brabham. Modifications were made to ensure the yacht was up to Australian standards before she made her Australian racing debut last July. In her maiden Australian ocean race with new owner Peter Harburg, last year’s Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, the former 2011 to 2012 VOR entrant Telefonica, finished third on line and third in IRC Division 0 following a tight tussle to the finish with the top two, Wild Thing and Lahana. Just a week later, Black Jack was second on line to Wild Thing in the Club Marine Great Keppel Island Yacht Race. In April in the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race, she won line honours and finished second in IRC Division 1 to the Reichel/Pugh 66, Alive, the former Black Jack is now owned by Tasmanian Phil Turner. In July, Black Jack finished second overall in the Land Rover Gold Coast Yacht Race and was the third boat to cross the line behind Wild Oats XI and Perpetual LOYAL. She also finished second to Wild Oats XI in the Brisbane to Keppel Island race in August.
|Yacht Name||Black Jack|
|Skipper||Mark Bradford (9)|
|Sailing Master||Bruce Clarke (15)|
|Navigator||Peter Elkington (11)|
|Crew||A Nolan (8), N Nossiter (13), B Hilliar (5), C Anderson, D Hutchinson (6), G Van Lunteren (2), M Von Bibra (3), P Dowdney (13), P Harburg (2), V Prentice (5), W McCarthy (11)|