Tom & Vicky Jackson
OCC Barton Cup - 2007
(s/v Sunstone 40’) – for their 10-year circumnavigation via the five Great Capes which they completed in March, 2007 when they crossed their outward track at Port Davey in the Great Australian Bight after 80,000 miles. They left the Hamble, UK in 1997 and sailed via Spain, Madeira, the Canaries, the Caribbean Islands, USA east coast (obtaining a 1st in Class in the NYYC Regatta and doing the Bermuda Race), Nova Scotia then back down to Florida via the ICW, on to the Bahamas, St. Blas Islands, Panama Canal, the Galapagos and Marquesas Islands, the Tuamotas, Tahiti, Tonga, Fiji, New Zealand (including a circumnavigation of the two islands!), Australia (including a 1st in Class in the Sydney/Hobart Race!), New Caledonia, Vanuatu, back to Australia and New Zealand, then Tahiti again, on to Hawaii, Alaska, British Columbia, USA west coast to Mexico, Costa Rica, Ecuador, back to the Galapagos Islands, Easter Island, Chile, Cape Horn, Falkland Islands, South America, South Africa and finally south Australia. Theirs has been an adventurous, determined voyage well documented in both the Flying Fish and their own website which is illustrated with a most beautiful collection of photos.