Will Matt Allen race his new TP52 Ichi Ban to Hobart or will he opt to stick with his sleek black hulled Carkeek 60 of the same name? The skippers of nine other TP52s entered in the Rolex Sydney Hobart have a keen interest in the answer.
At the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, the two Ichi Bans are being meticulously prepared for the 628 nautical mile epic.
“Both boats are ready to go. We haven’t made up our minds yet,” Allen says. It will depend on how the weather models stack up in the days leading up to Boxing Day. A bit like a trainer who can saddle up his choice of thoroughbreds depending on how heavy the track is.
If he opts for the TP52 it will be good n…
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