Maltese Helmsman Does Malta Proud Once Again

Christian Ripard, once again, did Malta proud as he completed the 2011 Rolex Sydney-Hobart race, as Chief Helmsman, finishing 1st in class and 9th overall on the yacht JAZZ skippered by owner Chris Bull. Last year he completed the same race finishing a nail biting 2nd overall. Christian was co-skipper on the winning J-boat ARTIE in the 2011 edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race.

Above Christian and Lee (Owner/Skipper) celebrating their win of the Rolex Middle Sea Race (Pic: Times of Malta)

JAZZ during the 2011 Rolex Sydney-Hobart race. Sebastian Ripard (a relative of Christian and Maltese 49er Olympic hopeful for this year's Olympic games) was also a member of the crew. (Pic: Kurt Arrigo)

Jessica Watson (youngest sailor to sail round the world single handed) completed the 2011 Sydney-Hobart race of which they were the youngest crew to compete. (Pic: Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race website)