VIDEO: Going big in Sydney Hobart
Published on December 24th, 2018
In this Bow Caddy Media interview on Christmas Eve, Mark Richards, Mark Bradford and Jim Cooney talk about recent changes made to their respective boats and rig configurations in recognition that the super maxi scene has – over the last decade in particular – been seduced into focusing too much on lessons from the Volvo Ocean Race.
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Background: Eight-nine yachts will be chasing line honours and the overall Tattersall Cup win in the 628nm Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race which starts December 26, 2018. From Sydney Harbour, the fleet sails out into the Tasman Sea, down the south-east coast of mainland Australia, across Bass Strait (which divides the mainland from the island State of Tasmania), 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 the historic port city of Hobart.