Jive Talkin’, racing in the 2005 Auckland/Suva race, has cleaned up on ORC and PHRF handicap as well as finishing 8th on line behind much larger yachts including the super-maxi Konica Minolta.
Racing with a small crew of six, this little 35’ yellow rocket. was first past Northhead and had averaged a speed of 10.8 knots for the first two days before the breeze lightened north of New Zealand. With constant bursts of 21 knots, and an average speed of over 10 knots for the race, Jive’ was worked hard and the win well deserved.
Designed by Laurie Davidson in 2001, with design support by Dibley Marine, Jive Talkin’ has dominated the various ORC offshore series that she has entered since launch- ing, and with her new keel and rudder designed by Dibley last year to account for the new changes in the rule and the way the crew sail her, she has again taken a leap forward in both performance and handling.