This is the sixth yacht to campaign offshore under the name Alegria for Rod Jones and team who placed fifth overall in October’s Tollgate Islands Race. This Ker GTS 43 is the former Snowdome Occasional Coarse Language Too, formerly owned by Warwick Sherman, who contested four Rolex Sydney Hobarts. They won IRC Division 2 in 2012, retired in 2014, placed 28th in 2017 and 41st in 2019 for second in Division 2. Queenslander Jones previously campaigned the Welbourn 50, Audi Sunshine Coast, in the 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart, but retired with damage. He is a two-time Australian IRC champion, has mastered major races on the east coast of Australia and raced SB20s successfully over a long sailing career. Experienced crew includes Tasmanians Jo Breen and David Aplin.
|Yacht Name||Alegria Republic|
|Skipper||Rodney Jones (2)|
|Navigator||Joanna Breen (2)|
|Crew||Jay Anderson (2), David Aplin (4), Hamish Crossan, Lucas Down (2), Dan Haydon, Lachlan Prentice, Alan Smith (1), Steve Taylor (5), Kai Timm (1), Evan Walker|
|Type||Ker Sydney Gts43|