Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race - XVI

2009 Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race is over.

Polaris of Belmont has crossed the finish line, having fought 30-40 knot headwinds for the last 40 miles (the last 6 hours) and short tacked in the river all the way to the finish line. 2 days and 22 hours after the first boat finished, it takes 94th and last place. A long haul, it is 2050 in Hobart, perfect timing for a few well deserved cleansing ales and the chance to tell a few lies in the local on New Year's Eve.

4 DNFs and 1 disqualification for an incident near the start in Sydney on Boxing Day. Other protests dismissed.

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