Strong breeze faces Rolex Sydney Hobart Race fleet

26 December 2021

   
 

In its first night at sea, the fleet of 88 starters to this yearís Sydney Hobart Race has been reduced to 70 by strong southerly winds of up to 30 knots along with high seas. Rigging and sail failures have been the major problems, and so far no injuries are reported.

This classic 628-mile race got off to an enthusiastic start after a one year pandemic hiatus, with the harbor full of boats, media and spectators. Out of several scoring divisions, there are 49 entries racing full-crewed ORCi and 14 entries racing ORC 2-Handed.

Currently Simon Kurtsís classic S&S 47 Love & War is leading the ORCi full-crewed division, while Peter Frankiís Sydney 36 Salt Shaker is leading the 2-Handed ORCi division.
 

   
 

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