Rolex Sydney Hobart - Britain's Jazz does well offshore overnight

JAZZ, Chris Bull - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2011
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011 - 19 hours into the race. While the front of the IRC Division 0 fleet are the supermaxis contesting the Line Honours battle, one of the fleet is a 50 footer with serious handicap form.

Christian Ripard, Chris Bull (Owner), Mike Broughton - JAZZ
Chris Bull's Cookson 50 Jazz was a close second in the Tattersalls Cup IRC overall contest in the 2010 race. She was just 20 minutes behind Geoff Boettcher's Secret Mens Business 3.5 last year and there is extra determination this year from Chris Bull's crew.

Navigator Mike Broughton from Jazz reported this morning from the New South Wales coast. 'It has been a long night of beating into a very lumpy sea state that (3-4m waves that are short and confused).

'Spirits are high onboard as we are in good shape relative to our main competitors and are presently leading the TP52s. We are close to the scenic coast south of Montague Island and the sun is shining, apart from the odd wave over the deck, what more could we ask for?! Maybe a bit more sleep!

'The front passed last night with quite a punch, with pelting rain that lasted for about 40 minutes, but kept things busy for Andy Hudson and the bow team as we quickly had to change sails.

'It would appear we made most of our gain with the passage of the front as conditions further offshore for the likes of Shogun and ourselves proved better.

Satellite image
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'Attached is satellite image showing the winds, albeit the picture wasn't available until after the front passed but shows remarkably well what happened to the winds as the rain cloud moved across the yachts.

'The image is rather like a snap shot from space of the winds at 10 metres. It helps to explain perhaps why the boats to the east came out best.'

















 EST. ELAPSED
YACHT NAMELATLONGDTGSOGCOGTIME& SPEED
LINE HONOURS Overall
1Wild Oats XI38° 25' S150° 26' E350.516.718402:01:26:2912.7    
M Richards (9) NSW56nm SE of Gabo Island28 Dec, 2:26pm
2Investec Loyal38° 17' S150° 45' E363.316.616502:04:41:1511.9    
Anthony Bell (2) NSW58nm SE of Gabo Island28 Dec, 5:41pm
3Lahana37° 39' S150° 18' E391.613.317902:11:23:1010.6    
Peter Millard (2) NSW19nm E of Gabo Island29 Dec, 12:23am
4Wild Thing37° 40' S150° 32' E394.411.81102:18:06:149.5    
Grant Wharington (23) QLD30nm E of Gabo Island29 Dec, 7:06am
5Hugo Boss37° 23' S150° 35' E411.614.016202:18:00:019.5    
Alex Thomson (2) UK27nm E of Green Cape29 Dec, 7:00am
6Loki37° 12' S150° 21' E418.39.616503:01:29:548.5   
Stephen Ainsworth (12) NSW15nm E of Green Cape29 Dec, 2:29pm
7Living Doll36° 54' S150° 23' E435.89.415503:08:07:427.8    
Michael Hiatt (6) VIC27nm NE of Green Cape29 Dec, 9:07pm
8Brindabella36° 50' S150° 05' E436.810.421003:03:57:478.3    
Jim Cooney (1) NSW26nm N of Green Cape29 Dec, 4:57pm
9Jazz36° 50' S150° 12' E438.09.521903:05:30:468.1    
Chris Bull (4) NSW27nm N of Green Cape29 Dec, 6:30pm
10Ichi Ban36° 47' S150° 06' E439.511.721003:02:56:588.4    
Matt Allen (22) NSW29nm N of Green Cape29 Dec, 3:56pm
11Ragamuffin36° 46' S150° 03' E440.310.120303:08:22:407.8    
Syd Fischer (42) NSW30nm N of Green Cape29 Dec, 9:22pm
12Calm36° 45' S150° 03' E440.89.820003:08:32:097.8    
Jason Van der Slot (6) VIC30nm N of Green Cape29 Dec, 9:32pm
13Shogun36° 43' S150° 16' E445.29.721803:09:12:137.7    
Rob Hanna (5) VIC28nm S of Montague Island29 Dec, 10:12pm
14Pretty Fly III36° 37' S150° 07' E450.010.621403:10:17:337.6    
Colin Woods (5) NSW22nm S of Montague Island29 Dec, 11:17pm
15Cougar II36° 32' S150° 04' E453.67.620703:10:24:267.6    
Anthony Lyall (10) TAS19nm SW of Montague Island29 Dec, 11:24pm
16Merit36° 32' S150° 04' E454.09.621403:08:38:567.8    
Leo Rodriguez (3) QLD18nm SW of Montague Island29 Dec, 9:38pm
17Scarlet Runner36° 32' S150° 18' E456.310.321603:16:37:597.1    
Robert Date (3) VIC17nm S of Montague Island30 Dec, 5:37am
18Strewth36° 32' S150° 35' E460.58.414204:04:23:216.3    
Geoff Hill (14) Hong Kong24nm SE of Montague Island30 Dec, 5:23pm
19Southern Excellence36° 29' S150° 31' E461.78.813903:21:58:316.7    
Andrew Wenham (5) NSW20nm SE of Montague Island30 Dec, 10:58am
20AFR Midnight Rambler36° 21' S150° 12' E465.88.221603:19:13:276.9    
Ed Psaltis (30) NSW6nm S of Montague Island30 Dec, 8:13am
21Knee Deep36° 23' S150° 22' E466.47.913703:23:44:536.6    
Philip Childs (4) WA10nm SE of Montague Island30 Dec, 12:44pm
22Vamp36° 23' S150° 28' E466.96.419004:06:13:526.1    
Peter Wrigley NSW14nm SE of Montague Island30 Dec, 7:13pm
23Optimus Prime36° 24' S150° 32' E467.58.313604:00:54:566.5    
Trevor Taylor (3) WA17nm SE of Montague Island30 Dec, 1:54pm
24Victoire36° 19' S150° 17' E468.87.513703:19:17:396.9    
Darryl Hodgkinson (1) NSW4nm SE of Montague Island30 Dec, 8:17am
25Chutzpah36° 18' S150° 11' E468.98.021003:21:50:386.7    
Bruce Taylor (30) VIC3nm SW of Montague Island30 Dec, 10:50am
26Balance36° 17' S150° 20' E471.77.313803:22:15:566.7    
Paul Clitheroe (4) NSW6nm E of Montague Island30 Dec, 11:15am
27St Jude36° 17' S150° 20' E471.77.414003:23:15:096.6    
Noel Cornish (4) NSW6nm E of Montague Island30 Dec, 12:15pm
28Ocean Affinity36° 16' S150° 16' E472.18.622703:21:11:246.7    
Stewart Lewis (6) QLD2nm E of Montague Island30 Dec, 10:11am
29Last Tango36° 13' S150° 12' E473.96.813803:22:00:046.7    
Phillip King (14) NSW3nm NW of Montague Island30 Dec, 11:00am
30ColorTile36° 12' S150° 09' E474.36.613504:01:22:136.5    
Warren Buchan (1) NSW5nm NW of Montague Island30 Dec, 2:22pm
31NSC Mahligai36° 11' S150° 11' E475.37.413504:04:40:386.2    
Murray Owen (5) NSW5nm NW of Montague Island30 Dec, 5:40pm
32Alacrity36° 11' S150° 11' E475.47.413003:23:38:196.6    
Chris Percy QLD5nm NW of Montague Island30 Dec, 12:38pm
33Minerva36° 11' S150° 20' E477.26.813904:03:19:326.3    
Edward Cox (1) NSW7nm NE of Montague Island30 Dec, 4:19pm
34The Goat36° 09' S150° 10' E477.66.714104:00:31:086.5    
Bruce Foye (11) NSW7nm NW of Montague Island30 Dec, 1:31pm
35Patrice Six36° 09' S150° 10' E477.85.919503:22:40:546.6    
Tony Kirby (27) NSW7nm NW of Montague Island30 Dec, 11:40am
36Two True36° 08' S150° 10' E478.57.221803:21:38:556.7    
Andrew Saies (6) SA8nm N of Montague Island30 Dec, 10:38am
37Outrageous Fortune36° 07' S150° 14' E479.67.821903:21:52:566.7    
Quintin Fowler New Zealand8nm N of Montague Island30 Dec, 10:52am
38TSA Management36° 07' S150° 10' E479.77.622004:00:24:036.5    
Tony Levett (6) NSW9nm N of Montague Island30 Dec, 1:24pm
39Lunchtime Legend36° 09' S150° 24' E480.47.622403:22:00:086.7    
Robbo Robertson (10) QLD11nm NE of Montague Island30 Dec, 11:00am
40Duende36° 05' S150° 09' E480.85.818404:04:44:546.2    
Damien Parkes (24) NSW10nm N of Montague Island30 Dec, 5:44pm
41Wild Rose36° 05' S150° 10' E480.95.217203:22:44:336.6    
R Hickman (34) NSW10nm N of Montague Island30 Dec, 11:44am
42Dodo36° 05' S150° 09' E481.57.521804:04:13:506.3    
Adrian Dunphy (9) NSW11nm N of Montague Island30 Dec, 5:13pm
43Ffreefire 5236° 10' S150° 36' E481.69.322904:12:35:375.8    
Anthony Day Hong Kong19nm E of Montague Island31 Dec, 1:35am
44Dump Truck36° 06' S150° 16' E481.87.423004:08:41:016.0    
Justin Wells (4) TAS10nm N of Montague Island30 Dec, 9:41pm
45Wasabi36° 04' S150° 10' E482.57.921804:02:36:566.4    
Bruce McKay (2) NSW12nm N of Montague Island30 Dec, 3:36pm
46L'ange De Milon36° 06' S150° 24' E483.26.713504:03:54:056.3    
Jacques Pelletier (1) France13nm NE of Montague Island30 Dec, 4:54pm
47Jazz Player36° 03' S150° 15' E483.98.222803:21:30:486.7   
Andrew Lawrence (2) VIC12nm N of Montague Island30 Dec, 10:30am
48Papillon36° 04' S150° 20' E484.26.922504:09:42:205.9    
Phil Molony (21) NSW12nm NE of Montague Island30 Dec, 10:42pm
49Quetzalcoatl36° 03' S150° 18' E484.77.923004:11:52:515.8    
Antony Sweetapple (8) NSW13nm N of Montague Island31 Dec, 12:52am
50Ella Bache36° 01' S150° 14' E485.96.614704:04:05:486.3    
Jessica Watson NSW14nm N of Montague Island30 Dec, 5:05pm
51Deloitte As One36° 01' S150° 15' E486.06.914504:08:42:226.0    
Chris Lewin (4) NSW14nm N of Montague Island30 Dec, 9:42pm
52Cadibarra 836° 02' S150° 22' E486.28.323303:22:06:406.7    
Paul Roberts (8) VIC15nm NE of Montague Island30 Dec, 11:06am
53Mondo36° 00' S150° 12' E486.46.813604:03:15:356.3    
Ray Sweeney (2) QLD15nm S of Batemans Bay30 Dec, 4:15pm
54LMR Solar36° 00' S150° 11' E486.57.222204:08:38:236.0    
Michael Martin (3) NSW15nm S of Batemans Bay30 Dec, 9:38pm
55Carina36° 01' S150° 18' E486.96.814004:03:16:016.3    
Rives Potts USA15nm N of Montague Island30 Dec, 4:16pm
56Icefire35° 59' S150° 11' E487.16.020204:02:17:036.4    
Peter Tucker NSW14nm S of Batemans Bay30 Dec, 3:17pm
57Martela35° 59' S150° 11' E487.55.215404:02:58:436.3    
Anthony Williams (4) TAS14nm S of Batemans Bay30 Dec, 3:58pm
58Elektra35° 58' S150° 11' E488.27.022204:04:01:026.3    
Peter Gregory NSW13nm S of Batemans Bay30 Dec, 5:01pm
59The Banshee36° 01' S150° 26' E488.57.222604:06:06:306.2    
Corinne Feldmann (1) & Rob Francis (4) NSW17nm SE of Batemans Bay30 Dec, 7:06pm
60Kiss Goodbye to MS35° 59' S150° 21' E488.74.618304:13:31:475.7    
Tony Warren (3) VIC15nm S of Batemans Bay31 Dec, 2:31am
61Menace36° 00' S150° 26' E488.96.922604:15:45:055.6    
Niven James (1) NSW17nm SE of Batemans Bay31 Dec, 4:45am
62Patrice IV35° 56' S150° 14' E490.77.322904:02:16:366.4    
Shane Wiseman SA11nm S of Batemans Bay30 Dec, 3:16pm
63Whistler35° 56' S150° 20' E491.47.221904:03:14:126.3    
David Rees (14) TAS12nm S of Batemans Bay30 Dec, 4:14pm
64Chancellor35° 54' S150° 10' E491.75.521804:03:26:456.3    
Ted Tooher (6) NSW10nm SW of Batemans Bay30 Dec, 4:26pm
65Wave Sweeper35° 55' S150° 23' E493.27.112104:08:08:346.0    
Andrey Arbuzov (1) NSW12nm SE of Batemans Bay30 Dec, 9:08pm
66Mille Sabords35° 55' S150° 28' E494.36.321604:12:35:185.8    
Stephane Howarth (1) VIC14nm SE of Batemans Bay31 Dec, 1:35am
67Shepherd Centre35° 55' S150° 33' E495.56.121304:11:29:105.8    
Hugh Torode (3) NSW17nm SE of Batemans Bay31 Dec, 12:29am
68Aurora35° 51' S150° 18' E496.17.122004:03:56:066.3    
Jim Holley (23) NSW6nm SE of Batemans Bay30 Dec, 4:56pm
69Alchemy III35° 52' S150° 24' E496.56.422404:07:03:336.1    
Jarrod Ritchie (1) TAS9nm SE of Batemans Bay30 Dec, 8:03pm
70Sweethart35° 55' S150° 40' E496.87.312104:23:29:145.3    
Laurence Pidgeon (4) QLD22nm SE of Batemans Bay31 Dec, 12:29pm
71Copernicus35° 55' S150° 40' E496.86.013104:22:59:125.3    
Greg Zyner (4) NSW22nm SE of Batemans Bay31 Dec, 11:59am
72Flying Fish Arctos35° 52' S150° 26' E497.17.222104:11:32:575.8    
John Naylor (30) & Duncan Macalister (1) NSW11nm SE of Batemans Bay31 Dec, 12:32am
73Willyama35° 55' S150° 47' E497.97.721804:20:27:045.4    
Richard Barron (10) NSW27nm E of Batemans Bay31 Dec, 9:27am
74One For The Road35° 52' S150° 35' E498.76.821704:13:44:265.7    
Kym Butler (3) NSW18nm E of Batemans Bay31 Dec, 2:44am
75Samurai Jack35° 51' S150° 30' E499.16.621004:14:41:195.7    
Michael Lazzarini (1) QLD13nm SE of Batemans Bay31 Dec, 3:41am
76Nutcracker35° 47' S150° 29' E502.07.321704:11:51:535.8    
Robert Davis / David Clancy VIC11nm E of Batemans Bay31 Dec, 12:51am
77Kioni35° 45' S150° 26' E503.37.810705:02:46:225.1    
Rowan McColl (5) NSW9nm E of Batemans Bay31 Dec, 3:46pm
78Bacardi35° 51' S150° 54' E503.47.422705:03:49:545.1    
Martin Power (9) VIC32nm E of Batemans Bay31 Dec, 4:49pm
79Fullynpushing35° 45' S150° 37' E505.36.321204:14:52:445.7    
Andrew Griffiths VIC17nm E of Batemans Bay31 Dec, 3:52am
80Illusion35° 41' S150° 27' E507.96.421304:13:56:235.7    
Christopher Bowling (17) NSW10nm NE of Batemans Bay31 Dec, 2:56am
81Not Negotiable35° 36' S150° 29' E512.56.221204:16:32:375.6    
John Rayner TAS14nm NE of Batemans Bay31 Dec, 5:32am
82Eressea35° 36' S150° 33' E514.06.912105:05:47:575.0    
John Bankart (4) QLD17nm NE of Batemans Bay31 Dec, 6:47pm
83Natelle Two35° 35' S150° 39' E515.57.222005:01:25:565.2    
Laura Roper TAS22nm NE of Batemans Bay31 Dec, 2:25pm
84Nemesis35° 35' S150° 46' E517.66.522305:03:55:245.1    
Jeffery Taylor (1) USA28nm S of Jervis Bay31 Dec, 4:55pm
85She35° 38' S151° 03' E517.66.812506:05:42:054.2    
Peter Rodgers (16) NSW34nm S of Jervis Bay1 Jan, 6:42pm
86Maluka Of Kermandie35° 28' S150° 29' E521.25.723005:12:29:304.7    
Peter Langman NSW21nm NE of Batemans Bay1 Jan, 1:29am
 Accenture Yeah Baby*Retired - at Sea      
Marc Ryckmans (5) NSW  
 Celestial*Retired - at Port      
Sam Haynes (1) NSW  
NotesAccenture Yeah Baby - Retired - gear failure - heading SydneyCelestial - Retired: Broken Gooseneck - Heading Sydney