Chris Bull's Cookson 50 Jazz
In a tough Rolex Sydney Hobart Race with wind and current in the Bass Strait conspiring to produce big seas and gale force winds. Jazz came through and revelled in the conditions to win IRC Zero on corrected time.
Chris Bull's Jazz came tantalisingly close to an overall win in the 87 boat fleet, but in the end Jazz was pipped at the last by just over 20 minutes by Geoff Boettcher's Reichel Pugh 51, Secret Men's Business.
Next stop for Chris Bull and Jazz is the RORC Caribbean 600 in February. Whilst Chris was receiving his trophies in Hobart, Jazz was already on its way to Melbourne for shipping to the USA. After the RORC race in Antigua Jazz will contest the seven race Atlantic Ocean Racing Series by competing in the Annapolis Newport race, the Transatlantic race which starts in Newport, followed by the Rolex Fastnet, the new Biscay Race from Cowes to northern Spain and possibly ending with the Rolex Middle Sea race in October.