Stan Honey: Prepping for Sydney Hobart
Published on December 25th, 2019
Navigating legend Stan Honey shares his pre-race preparation for the 100-foot Comanche prior to the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race
Background: The 2019 fleet will be chasing line honours and the overall Tattersall Cup win in the 628nm Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race which starts December 26, 2019. 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.