27 Dec '16, 4pm

Congratulations Perpetual Loyal!

Congratulations Perpetual Loyal!

The bookies didn’t back LOYAL to win line honours in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, but the crew backed themselves in terms of maintaining their faith in a boat that was built to be the fastest super maxi in the world but that had never delivered, not as Speedboat nor Rambler nor Perpetual LOYAL. Finally, the Juan Kouyoumdjian-design 100-footer made good. She won, and she won in record time, blitzing Wild Oats XI’s previous time for the 628 nautical mile race by just under five hours. That has done a lot to erase the memories of the previous two Hobart races when she had to retire. “It defies a lot of the worries we had. It is one for the true believers,” Bell said on arriving in Hobart. “We worked on this. So many people believed in this; we came back and had another go at it and it paid off.” He didn’t intend competing in this race. Last year was to have been LOYAL’...

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