Monday, December 28, 2009

2009 Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race - X

13 NM to run. Wild Oats is in Derwent river at 17 miles behind rounding Cape Raoul as you read. Everything has slowed down. Wind is lightening as expected.

Alfa Romeo is almost on top of the Pot, The Iron Pot, the site of the oldest light house in Tasmania. A bit of tacking is going on, Alfa has been heading toward the airport, but has tacked and coming back on track. From here the river narrows and things get real tricky.

Whatever Alfa runs into, Wild Oats will also have to transit, in lighter airs as the wind dies.

It is going to be a long night - midnight NZ time ETA, 2200 Hobart time. Maybe not late this arvo as suggested earlier, but in time for a few bevvies on arrival.

Unfortunately the Cab Sav Merlot plonk here could finish before this race.

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