26 Dec '12, 8am

Speedy exit from the harbour: The 68th Rolex Sydney Hobart got underway in exceptional…

Speedy exit from the harbour: The 68th Rolex Sydney Hobart got underway in exceptional…

An interesting night lies ahead. The decision how far to head out to sea was the first conundrum facing the crews. So far the bulk of yachts appear firm in the belief that staying inshore, and inside the rhumb line will pay better. Only, one or two boats have shown a determination to head offshore for any length of time. Mike Broughton, navigator on Chris Bull’s Jazz , felt ahead of the start that the fleet would do well to stay inshore for the initial section of the race, certainly until the major swing in wind direction expected during the night. This transition should see the wind back to the northeast and will have the yachts running under spinnaker for an extended period. Gordon Maguire, tactician on Stephen Ainsworth’s Loki , indicated some of their pre-race routing suggested the bigger yachts could profit enormously from the predicted northeasterly. If it arrives on...

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