Giacomo is an Volvo Open 70, formerly Groupama4, winner of the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean race. This Juan K designed yacht was purchased by New Zealand businessman Jim Delegat in 2013. This V70 is a resolutely offshore boat designed to perform well in breezy conditions with the wind on her stern or on her beam. The boat monohull reaches speeds of over 25 knots. With a spar comprising of just three spreaders and revamped cockpit ergonomics, Giacomo stands out from her rivals through the many innovations.

Boat Name: Giacomo

Sail Number: NZL70000

Yacht Club: Royal Akarana Yacht Club

Skipper: Jim Delegat

Helmsman: Steve Cotton

Navigator: Tom Addis

Crew: Craig Satterthwaite, David Miller, Ian Darby, James Delegat, Jonathan Clough, Mitchell White, Richard Bearda, Richard Bicknall