Jim Delegat, MD of Delegat Wines in New Zealand, has spent the season in Sydney in an attempt to top the board in the Rolex Sydney Hobart with Giacomo, following his 2013 and 2014 campaigns, in which he finished sixth on line and 22nd overall to Black Jack’s fourth, and 36th overall - and dismasting off the Tasmanian coast in 2014. Finished the fluky 2016 Sydney Gold Coast race fifth on line, took line honours in the Flinders Islet, Newcastle Bass Island and Bird Island races, finishing third overall in the latter race. Formerly Groupama 4, winner of the 2011-2012 VOR, Delegat bought her in 2013. He took monohull line honours and won overall the 2015 Coastal Classic, won line honours in the Gold Cup Passage Series and the Night Race to Kawau. Won line, IRC and PHS in the 2016 Sail Fiji Race. Delegat’s sons, Nikolas (19) and James (18) are aboard for a second and first time respectively.
|Sailing Master||Steve Cotton|
|Crew||C McAsey, S Beavis, N Delegat, T Rae, R Bicknell, M White (14), D Miller, R Greenhalgh, B Jackson, C Smith, J Delegat|
|Designer||Juan Kouyoumdjian, Argentina|
|Construction||Carbon / Nomex|