Less than two hundred nautical miles will be the 100-foot Comanche (skipper and co-owner Jim Cooney) to the finish line in Hobart. Last year’s line honours winner can repeat the success this time, except…
But that’s unlikely she’s willing to concede the other three Maxi-yachts taking part in the 74th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Yes, Comanche ahead, but competitors nearby. At 11.30 a.m. Moscow time, Black Jack (skipper and owner Peter Harburg) lagged by only 1.9 miles, while Wild Oats XI (mark Richards) and Infotrack (Joe Akashic), respectively, 3 and 5.
“I’ve to duel with the Comanche, when the opponents had, it seemed, at hand, – said on this occasion, the skipper of Wild Oats XI, Richards. But in the fight for line honours was attended by just four yachts of the Rolex Sydney Hobart to remember at all!”
As for the rest of the fleet, it is a tight group, where it is difficult to select favorites. The Russian team SeaVentus Mahligai (captain – Alexander Vodovatov) now occupies third place in their division PHS.