26 Dec '14, 12pm

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Smoking start for Comanche and one of the fastest exits of the fleet from Sydney

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Smoking start for Comanche and one of the fastest exits of the fleet from Sydney

Perfect conditions, flat water and 15-20 knots of breeze saw a blistering start for all of the 117 boat fleet in the Rolex Sydney Hobart race but one boat in particular, the brand new 100ft Comanche, turned heads as she smoked out through the famous harbour. The rest of the fleet followed in what was believed to be the quickest start to the race for the fleet as a whole. But the perfect downwind conditions were short lived as the fleet turned the corner and headed out to sea to face the more challenging upwind conditions. Shortly afterwards the tricky sea state and upwind conditions claimed four early casualties, a broken rudder, steering problems and sail damage being among the early problems. Pics courtesy Crosbie Lorimer Here’s the official word from the race organisers: The brand new super maxi Comanche lived up to all the hype today when she lead the Rolex Sydney Hoba...

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