RPAYC was represented by 7 yachts who entered into the 2021 Sydney to Hobart yacht race from Two Handed to fully crewed, the crews included a number of our youth members, as well as many members racing on various other yachts. As part of the race management start boat team the club had a great advantage spot to wave off our members as they started their journey south.
Disko Trooper/Contender Sailcloth (Two Handed Division) – Jan Scholten & Jules Hall were the inaugural overall winners of the Two-Handed Division in the 2021 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race finishing in 4 days, 14 hours, 1 minute and 42 seconds.
After an impressive build-up to their maiden Rolex Sydney Hobart two-up, Jules and Jan continue to make their mark on the Australian two-handed ocean racing scene, claiming a clean sweep of the overall prizes, winning IRC, ORCi and PHS on Jules’ J/99.
– 1st IRC
– 1st ORCi
– 1st PHS
– 2nd Line Honours
CLICK HERE for a fantastic video from Bow Caddy Media chatting with Jules Hall and Jan Scholten who related some of the challenges and rewards of their race, including their approach to managing the tough conditions of the first night at sea and how they went about picking their way through the numerous light air transitions in Bass Strait and down the Tasmanian coast.
Disko Trooper News Article – HERE
Pretty Woman – Richard Hudson and David Beaks, co-owners of the Farr 45 Pretty Woman have drawn together a crew that combines youth and experience. Amongst their younger crew are several of the RPAYC youth sailing team including former National Womens’ Match Racing winners. Here Richard explains his goal in bringing youth to his crew, while his young proteges describe their Hobart experiences.
3rd IRC Div 2
5th ORCi Div 2
5th Corinthian IRC
9th Corinthian PHS
13th Line Honours
CLICK HERE for a great video from Bow Caddy Media with Richard Hudson.
Richard Hudson, owner/skipper of Pretty Woman, said: “It was awesome. We had a great race. Really zero damage – minor sail damage. It was very wet, but we all survived, and we’re happy.
“We had nearly an all-Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club crew – seven from our youth program, including five girls. The youngest is 21 (Antony Hawke).
“Will Hardcastle and I supplied the mentorship. We’re pretty pleased with our effort. I knew the young ones would be good – and we worked really well as a team – they are very committed.”
Luna Blue – one of a few boats new to the Rolex Sydney Hobart, last year, Luna Blue was bought by John Turnbull and David Watson (former owners of the yacht Reverie, the RPAYC blue water champions in 2013/2014 and runner-up the following season), and Andrew Silk. Congratulations to the team who finished in a time of 5 days 9 hours 11mins 33 sec, just in time for the New Years Eve fireworks and celebrations.
15th Corinthian PHS
38th Line Honours
Congratulations to all of the RPAYC yachts, owners and crew who competed in what was described as a tough 2021 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race!