The Yachts




Whistler, a Murray Burns Dovell 36-foot IRC boat, from the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, has had great success in Tasmanian offshore racing. In the 2010/2011 season, Whistler was the winner of the Combined Clubs Offshore Series, Three Islands Series AMS and IRC, 1st Maria Island AMS and winner of the Britannia Trophy. Sailed as Creative Intension in the 2006 Rolex Sydney Hobart, she was the first boat under 11-metres and the first Tasmanian boat to finish on IRC.

In the 2011 Rolex Sydney Hobart, co-skippered by David Rees and Jory Linscott, Whistler finished 10th overall and second in Division 4. The boat also won the prestigious Tilman Trophy in the 2013 Australian Three Peaks race.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Whistler
Sail Number L77
Owner John Hyslop
Skipper Jory Linscott (2)
Sailing Master David Rees (15)
Navigator Jon Rees (2)
Crew D Aplin (1), D Cromarty, I Smith, J Guy (1), L Rees, L Kiely,
State TAS
Type MBD36
Designer Andy Dovell
Builder R Goode
Construction Glass Sandwich
LOA 11.0
Beam 3.5
Draft 2.3