Sydney, Australia (December 28, 2015) – For Ragamuffin and Rambler it has been a frustrating night – they should have arrived in Hobart in darkness – instead they wallowed under the black gloom of Tasman Island, waiting for the sun to rise.
The golden rule of the Rolex Sydney Hobart is get across Storm Bay and up the Derwent River before midnight. The Derwent is a country girl. She doesn’t like to stay up too late.
Even as Comanche glided towards Hobart late last night, the breeze was petering out, the last miles covered in fits and starts as little gusts delivered a tantalizing burst of speed then wafted away again. For her defeated rivals still off Tasm…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Sydney Hobart: The cruel seas, Assoc Editor