• Rolex Sydney Hobart Update 1st Night

    As the competitors reach midnight on Day 1 of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, a smattering of early retirements has left the fleet even hungrier for the line honours and overall prizes. After the lead changed with every tack at the Sydney Harbour start, the trend seemed to be continuing with Comanche blasting off in the building sea breeze, only to be hunted down again by her lighter-wind-favoured competitors come nightfall.

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    - After leading for most of day 1 down the NSW South Coast Comanche has been usurped from Line Honours lead

    - Wild Oats XI has retaken the top spot on line honours and is in a position she’s used to, having sailed to line honours victory on eight previous occasions

    - Bruce Taylor’s Chutzpah, after taking the overall victory in the Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race earlier in the year, is currently at the top of the IRC standings, holding out race favourite Ichi Ban by almost an hour on estimated corrected time

    - TP52 Zen has retired with rig damage and has returned to port in CYCA

    - Sun Hung Kai Scallywag has retired with a damaged bowsprit and has returned to Sydney

    - Patriot has retired with rudder damage


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