The Yachts

Tina of Melbourne

Tina of Melbourne


Tina of Melbourne, a beautiful classic yacht was launched in 1968 after being built by Henk Groen for Barry and Ernie Scott. A Sparkman and Stephens design built to that era’s one tonne rule. She comes to the start line for the sixth time to compete in this 70th anniversary race, fully restored. She is both beautiful and fast for her class.

To date, her best result in a Rolex Sydney Hobart Race is a fifth overall on handicap in 1969, with several divisional wins. The history of the boat continues to build and competing in this year’s race adds to its colourful history.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Tina of Melbourne
Sail Number S3
Owner Andy Doolan
Skipper Andy Doolan (2)
Sailing Master Stuart Tait (1)
Navigator Russell Hibbert (1)
Crew A Hibbert (1), C Jeffers, J Tully, M Rimington (1)
State VIC
Type S&S 37
Designer Sparkman & Stephens
Builder Henk Groen
Construction Timber
LOA 11.2
Beam 3.0
Draft 1.8