The Yachts

St Jude

St Jude


CYCA Vice Commodore Noel Cornish AM has done every Hobart race since 2008 in his Sydney 47.  Over the years he and his team have made good progress with the yacht and been able to consistently work it up the rankings.  Most recently he and his team claimed the Overall Win in the 2018 Cabbage Tree Island Race, where they were placed first in not only IRC, but also ORCi and PHS divisions as well.

Looking to the 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart start on Boxing Day, Cornish explained: “We like to have conditions that are more of an all-round nature. The boat goes well when it’s on the wind, so we hope to see a range of conditions in this year’s race”.  The conditions were certainly in their favour last year, with a 1st place in St Jude's division of both IRC and ORCi.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name St Jude
Sail Number 6686
Owner Noel Cornish
Skipper Noel Cornish (1)
Crew D Sheppard (1), M Sheppard (1), T Robertson (1), J Halloran.
State NSW
Type Sydney 47
Designer Murray Burns Dovell
Builder Azzura Yachts
Construction Fibreglass
LOA 14.2
Beam 4.1
Draft 3.2