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see Channel IslandsChannel Islands,
archipelago (2015 est. pop. 164,000), 75 sq mi (194 sq km), 10 mi (16 km) off the coast of Normandy, France, in the English Channel. The main islands are Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, and Sark, and there are several smaller islands, including Herm, Jethou, and
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, British dependency.
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Sir Peter Ogden's Jethou, a perennial race competitor, had amassed significant Giraglia mileage, and Dieter Schon's Momo arrived having focused her preparations and set-up specifically for the offshore race.
Built in 2009, the ultra-light, carbon fibre hulled, fully optimised boat scored multiple major victories in European events as Jethou. Henry, who knows he scooped the pools when he purchased the boat, gave her a tickle-up to suit Australian conditions.
Rupert Henry purchased Jethou from Europe in time for the 2015 Sydney Gold Coast race, renamed her Chinese Whisper and finished second on line and second overall, then fifth on line and fifth overall for first in Division 0 in the 2015 Hobart.
It will incorporate events and activities all round the island, including open gardens, walks, talks and tours of the neighbouring islands of Herm, Sark, Jethou and Lithou.
Rupert Henry purchased the former Jethou from Europe and prepared her in time for the Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, when she lived up to her reputation, finishing second on line and second overall.
Henry purchased the former Jethou, a JV6a out of Europe, and launched it in Sydney five weeks before the race.
Rupert Heniy purchased the former Jethou out of Europe and launched it in Sydney five weeks before the Gold Coast race.
Caol Ila R (USA), Momo (IVB) and Jethou (GBR) looked to have had their moment but it was George Sakellaris's Shockwave (USA), which ghosted through to win the race within a race.