Feb 22, 2013

Team Australia. Sidney-Hobart: “Holding on and sending it”

Update sent by Lisa Ratcliff - Team Australia successfully crossed Bass Strait overnight and is now making its way down the Tasmanian East Coast. At 7am their Yellowbrick tracker had them doing 26 knots of boat speed off St. Helens with two thirds of their attempt and the worst conditions in their wake. Image Andrea Francolini.

North-east winds 20-25 knots and a following sea is the perfect combination for Team Australia to successfully complete its record attempt on the 630 nautical mile Sydney to Hobart passage record set by Bob Oatley’s supermaxi Wild Oats XI less than two months ago.

To follow Team Australia’s record attempt go to http://my.yb.tl/teamaustralia/

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