New South Wales entry Quest leads the race on corrected time – handicap – ahead of Ichi Ban. Quest, a two-time handicap winner is a 52 footer and is co-owned by former television host Paul Clitheroe (who sailed her to victory in the 2015 edition of the race under the name Balance) and Bob Steel (a multiple winner of sailing’s holy grail). … [Read more...] about Wild Oats XI smashes record to win Sydney to Hobart race in thrilling finish
Sydney harbour bridge how to get there
Limitations on the amount of people who are able to gather outside in a public place and the addition of social distancing places serious limitations on spectator craft on Sydney Harbour. But even with dispensation from that, it would be harder to navigate beyond the same state government guidance which recommends ceasing sporting activities that result in an overnight stay. That is an un-clearable hurdle for a race that stretches on for days. … [Read more...] about Cancelling this year’s Sydney to Hobart will be unpopular but the 2020 race is already doomed
The Mark Richards-skippered entrant had been on track to crush its previous race record and was in the lead when she made the decision to retire almost halfway through the race after suffering a broken hydraulic ram – the component which powers the canting keel on board the all-conquering yacht. … [Read more...] about Wild Oats XI pulls out of Sydney to Hobart after leading overnight
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