VIDEO: From Chinese gybe to winner’s circle
Published on December 30th, 2014
Lisa Hickman captured the above action as the Farr 43 Wild Rose, 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart overall handicap winner, rode out a Chinese Gybe on their way to Hobart. Luckily there was no damage to the boat and the crew were all safe. Video published on Dec 29, 2014.
Video below provided by race media.
Background: One hundred seventeen teams entered the 628 nm Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Starting on December 26, the fleet exits Sydney Harbor and heads down the south-east coast of mainland Australia, across Bass Strait, then down the east coast of Tasmania. At Tasman Island the fleet turns right into Storm Bay for the final sail up the Derwent River to finish in Hobart. www.rolexsydneyhobart.com