they ain’t foolin’…

Big Pimpin'

(Hobart, Tasmania)- The J/99 DISKO TROOPER- CONTENDER SAILCLOTH crushed it in the Doublehanded Divisions under ORC, IRC, and PHS handicap rules in this year’s epic Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race!

Sailing the 628.0nm race for the first time on their own, the team of Jules Hall & Jan Scholten ran the table, winning 1st place in
Doublehanded ORC, IRC, and PHS handicap divisions. Plus, they finished 2nd in Line Honours against much bigger, faster boats!

There’s was such a remarkable performance for a 32-foot long sailboat, that had they been scored within the entire fleet, they would’ve shocked some of Australia’s best offshore racing teams.

Here’s how they stacked up against the IRC, ORC, and PHS fully-crewed boats.

1st- TP 52 ICHI BAN- 4:10:17:39
2nd- TP 52 CELESTIAL- 4:11:14:36
3rd- S&S 47 LOVE & WAR- 4:14:21:49
4th- J/99 DISKO TROOPER- 4:14:47:55 (missed podium by 26 minutes)

1st- J/99 DISKO TROOPER- 4:19:52:15 (won by nearly 3 HOURS!)
2nd- TP 52 CELESTIAL- 4:22:46:23
3rd- S&S 47 LOVE & WAR- 4:22:49:50
4th- TP 52 ICHI BAN- 4:23:23:57

1st- Elliot 43 SOLERA- 4:13:20:05
2nd- J/99 DISKO TROOPER- 4:18:11:15
3rd- Inglis/Jones 39- SHE’s THE CULPRIT- 4:22:02:20

An amazing performance so far against the “giants” of Australian
offshore racing! For more Rolex Sydney Hobart Offshore Yacht Race sailing information