Opinion Rolex Sydney to Hobart 2019

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Update at 6:10pm

First is Comanche with 247.1nm to go, currently doing 24.6kts
Second is Infotrack with 251.2nm to go, currently doing 20.9kts
Third is Scallywag with 255.4nm to go, currently doing 17.8kts
Fourth is Black Jack with 255.5nm to go, currently doing 21.3kts
Fifth is Oats with 262.4nm to go, currently doing 20.9kts


This North Easterly is meant to be strong tonight and they reckon the Maxi’s could go at speeds of close to 30kts. This is awesome as it really suits Comanche and Stan Honey the navigator saw the light and left the scum of Oats for Comanche, Honey has them way further out to sea than any other Maxi and I reckon it’ll pay off!

Issue for Comanche will be as it gets closer to Tasman Island if the air is light and very fickle winds you can go barely anywhere in hours and get overtaken!

A finish late tomorrow morning or lunch time is possible.
 

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Lol, all the Oats fans are quiet now and have been silenced for the time being at least:D
 

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Currently Comanche is 6nm ahead of Infotrack, a further 6nm behind is Scallywag and Black Jack with Oats a further 5nm behind.
 

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Handicap leaderboard just below, but it’s constantiy changing!

Apparently lots of the different categories are all so tight this year, eg 52 footers competing against one another etc in their division etc....

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URM are doing really well but they can’t keep up now the winds are much stronger for the Maxi’s, they’re 6th on line honours and now 27nm behind the 5th placed Oats.
 

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Oats may catch Scallywag and Black Jack.

In the last 3 hours Comanche has sailed 72nm, surely these winds will die down at some point tonight the closer they get, question is when?

Could be looking at a finish late tomorrow morning I reckon now.
 

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Probably into the last 12 hours of the race now, under 150nm left for Comanche to go, they’re just a tick over 75percent of the way there.

I’ll post the latest standings below, Infotrack is hanging in there and doing a fine job keeping within striking distance of Comanche around 9-10nm behind. We were told today the strong winds about 4-5pm this arvo would favour Comanche and Infotrack and they have sure favoured them!


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Comanche wins, the winds must have been really howling from the north east overnight, the maxis weren't expected to finish until this afternoon.
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