Opinion Rolex Sydney to Hobart 2019

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A very good article and some good videos in the link!

Comanche skipper Jim Cooney says the final stretch was as nerve racking as he could remember as the yacht stopped in the water.

Very nervous. I turned around and saw Infotrack and started having flashbacks of 2018,” Cooney said.

The official time was clocked at 1 day, 18 hours, 30 minutes and 24 seconds. Roughly nine hours behind the race record.

InfoTrack closed the line around 49 minutes after Comanche to finish second in the race.
 

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I think Comanche was virtually becalmed in the Derwent for a spell too.
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Yes they were, they were about 23nm ahead of Infotrack at about 3:30am. I think the margin ended up being 7nm and about 49mins.
 

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Lol ch 7 were trying to hide their disappointment that Oats lost, they didn’t fool me!
 

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Scallywag led for much of day two before losing pole position in the afternoon, and ultimately finishing fourth today.

Skipper David Witt said it was a collision with a shark that slowed Scallywag's pace, adding the crew was gutted.

"We had a shark hit the rudder, broke its back on the rudder, and the boat wiped out," he said, Southy southsport

"We had to pull sails down, back it up and get the shark off and that lost us all the places.

"Then to come back and try to beat Wild Oats at the death there with 30 seconds or something in it — I dunno, it's killing me this race."