26 Dec '14, 9am

Clipper Ventures 10 starts 117-boat race @rshyr in 30 knots of breeze #RSHYR #Sydney #Sailing http…

Clipper Ventures 10 has started Australian classic offshore the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Australia in a warm, 15 knot plus breeze. The international crew of the Australia-based Clipper Events yacht said it was an exhilarating start amongst the 116 other competitors on Sydney Harbour. The iconic race started at 1300 AEST/0200 GMT, a year on from when the entire Clipper Round the World fleet competed as part of its circumnavigation. The race started with south easterly wind with the fleet broad reaching, before hardening up and going into choppy seas to beat into a southerly breeze of 20 to 28 knots. Clipper Ventures 10 is sailing with second reef, staysail and Yankee 3. Skipper Piers Dudin, who skippered in the the Clipper 09-10 and 11-12 Races, said the 70th anniversary course on board the Clipper 68 started on a very congested line 2 with a lot of yelling between b...

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