That’s what they are – may not happen. Despite the fact that we are talking about one of the most famous races in the world, the 630-mile Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, which this year should be held in jubilee 75th time.
To cancel it because of forest fires raging in the Australian state of New South Wales. Around one Sydney – more than eighty fires! Over the city and harbour – dense smoke (breathe this air, according to doctors, is dangerous), plus the visibility is minimal.
Because of this, yesterday, on Tuesday, organizers canceled in Sydney the “warm up” race before the Sydney-Hobart. It is very long, but still it will bring – Coffee Grinders SOLAS Big Boat Challenge.
Before the start of the Sydney to Hobart on December 26 – of course, there’s still time. Commodore Cruising Yacht club of Australia (which holds the Sydney-Hobart) Paul Billingham today in an interview expressed a timid hope that the three thousand firefighters in the coming days will be able to defeat the fire – or at least reduce the size of fires. On the other hand, he frankly admitted that a very real situation in which the start of the famous race will have to move, and may even cancel it.
It is fulfilled?