She was one of the greatest maxi yachts of her day; winning line honours three times in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, first as Bumblebee IV in 1979, and then as Ragamuffin in 1988 and 1990 and she last raced to Hobart in 1993.
For the last 20 years she has been thrilling charterers in Queensland, but for the 2015 race, the 80-foot Maxi Ragamuffin has been painstakingly brought back to full racing trim. On Boxing Day, spectators can marvel again as the 36 year-old German Frers design punches her way out through the Heads, bringing back so many memories of one of the great eras of this remarkable race.
The big boats fighting it out for line honours in the Rolex Sydney Ho…
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