The Yachts

Tilting at Windmills

Tilting at Windmills


Tilting at Windmills is a timber yacht designed by Professor Peter Joubert and was built in 1994 by Norman Wright and Sons. She was launched in time for the anniversary 50th Hobart race where she finished 12th in IMS Division E. Her best result in the Hobart was in 2003 when she finished second overall in IMS for second in division, and seventh overall under IRC. She competed in the 2013 Hobart after a eight-year absence and finished sixth in ORCi division 3.

Last entering the Rolex Sydney Hobart in 2005, Tilting at Windmills finished 18th overall under PHS. This time around, she will be in the capable hands of John Alexander. Her Victorian timber merchant owner, Thorry Gunnersen, has raced and cruised the yacht extensively in Australia, Europe and New Zealand.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Tilting at Windmills
Sail Number SM117
Owner Thorry Gunnersen
Skipper John Alexander (5)
Navigator Andrew Roberts (4)
Crew C Rebbechi (1), J Havukainen (1), S Dempsey, P McGaw, S Battin, C Green, G Roberts
State VIC
Club Sandringham Yacht Club
Type Joubert Modified 42
Designer Peter Joubert
Builder N. Wright & Sons
Construction Timber Composite
LOA 12.8
Beam 3.7
Draft 2.5