Brindabella (yacht)

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Brindabella
Nation  Australia
Class Maxi
Designer(s) Scott Jutson
Builder Boatspeed
Launched 1993
Racing career
Notable victories 1997 Sydney–Hobart (l.h.)
Specifications
Type Monohull
Length 79 ft
Draft 4.3m

Brindabella is a maxi yacht.[1] It won line honours in the 1997 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race as well as breaking the race record for a conventionally ballasted yacht in 1999.[1]

Described as "Australia’s most famous maxi" and "The people's maxi".[2][3] She was designed by Scott Jutson in 1993 under the IMS handicap system as a 75 foot maxi and later underwent structural changes including the addition of a bow sprit, and a "scoop" transom.

She has broken many records of races continuing and discontinued, some of which are the Sydney to Hobart record for a conventionally ballasted yacht (1999), the Sydney to Wollongong race, Bird island, Cabbage Tree Island, Sydney Noumea, Sydney Moolooolaba, and Sydney Gold Coast races.

Brindabella continues to race competitively today and remains one of the fastest boats in the fleet, an icon of Australian sailing and a name that is known throughout the sailing world. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Guinness, Rupert (18 December 2011). "'Pretty girl' Brindabella still people's favourite". The Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Yachts - 2012 - Brindabella". Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2012. Rolex. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Yachts - 2013 - Brindabella". Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2013. Rolex. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.cyca.com.au/sysfile/downloads/Winners%201945%20to%202005.pdf