It’s shaping up to be what will be a very interesting Hobart Race ! On what will be my 4th, I will sail once more with with Jon Sanders aboard his S&S 39 ‘Perie Banou 2’. We hope to improve upon our recent 4th places in both the 2009 Hobart and more recently in the Cape to Rio ’11. I aspire for a 2nd Sydney Hobart win to make for a 50% victory ratio!
On another note – Jessica Watson (for anyone living in a cave is the current youngest solo circumnavigator) will race with a team aboard a Sydney 38 to become the new ‘youngest team to compete’!
We’ll see if they also manage to break Liz Wardley’s record when my then 20-year old Australian Skipper’s crew became the ‘youngest-team to win’ in 1999! Liz also became the 1st woman to win a division of the Hobart race to boot…
And lastly, the massive 100+ft American ‘Rambler’ (ex-Speedboat) will battle the defending line-honor champion ‘Wild Oats’ to Tasmania, it should be a real spectacle! …I can’t wait for ‘Boxing Day’ as usual ; – )