26 Dec '15, 2am

Rolex Sydney Hobart - First blood to Comanche ##s2h ##rshyr

by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World NZL Comanche (USA) repeated ed her leading the of the fleet after the start of the 71st Rolex Sydney Hobart &copy Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi The 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart race is underway without incident. After getting the best of the start, and tacking onto port from the leeward end. Wild Oats XI took the early lead, but was soon passed by Comanche and Perpetual Loyal before the fleet rounded the first turning mark off Sydney Heads. Sailing with a reef, Wild Oats XI was noticeably slower, but Comanche was able to line up the 2014 race winner and pass along with Perpetual Loyal. At the turing mark, Comanche led and then lit the afterburner when she unfurled her massive Code Zero in the fresh seabreeze which had forced the yachts to tack down the harbour. At the turning mark Perpetual Loyal was unable to unfurl her Code Zero and languished as Co...

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