Noel Cornish is looking forward to the challenge of his eighth Rolex Sydney Hobarts – his sixth with this Sydney 47 with a best result a fourth place in IRC Division 2 in 2009. Among others St Jude will do battle with in the race are Black Sheep, whose owners, brothers Derek and Martin Sheppard, used to be part of the St Jude crew before taking ownership of their Beneteau 45. It is sure to add to the excitement for Emma May and Nicky Bradley, 19-year-olds from the CYCA’s Youth Sailing Academy, who made their ocean racing debut aboard St Jude in the Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race in July.
CYCA director Cornish is a regular competitor in the CYCA’s Ocean Pointscore Series (OPS) and has achieved some notable results including: third overall for the 2013/2014 season and third overall in the 2010/2011 season, following on from her PHS win in 2009/2010 OPS. St Jude won her first ever offshore race, the 2008 Australia Day Ocean Pointscore Race to Botany Bay return.
|Yacht Name||St Jude|
|Skipper||Noel Cornish (7)|
|Crew||A Liddle (5), J Liddle (1), A Milln (1), M Loneragan (2), M Ivaneza (3), P Liddle (1), J Lowe (1), J Neuhaus (5), N Bradley, E May, S Russell (3)|
|Designer||Murray Burns Dovell|