26 Dec '15, 2am

#ClipperRace fleet starts Australian offshore classic @rshyr

#ClipperRace fleet starts Australian offshore classic @rshyr

The 12-strong Clipper Race fleet has started famous Australian bluewater classic the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race (RSHYR) in front of hundreds of thousands of spectators. The fleet started at 1300 Local Time (0200 UTC) with the 12 Clipper 70s and two Australia-based Clipper 68 yachts on the second of the three start lines. Mission Performance was first over the start line, followed by Da Nang Viet Nam in second and LMAX Exchange third. Clipper Race Chairman and Founder, legendary British sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, is Navigator on board Clipper Ventures 10 and was also right on the start line along with Clipper Ventures 5. First around the mark was Da Nang Viet Nam , followed by LMAX Exchange and then Mission Performance. Image credit: Craig Greenhill/News Corp Australia There is around 15 knots of north easterly wind for the start and a strong wind weather warning is fore...

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