30 Dec '12, 8am

Podium decided

Podium decided

What a way to end what has been the almost perfect partnership for Ainsworth and his wonder boat Loki , which won the race overall last year. Recently Ainsworth announced he would sell the remarkable Reichel/Pugh 63 and that this would be his last Rolex Sydney Hobart “Until the next time. Never say never,” the Sydney owner remarked before the race. On the eve of his for now retirement, Ainsworth also looks certain to win the CYCA’s 2012 Blue Water Pointscore, having led the six-race event from the outset and finished with the best result in the annual 628 nautical mile race to Hobart in Tasmania – the last of the series. “We were confident going in and we were not too shabby – second overall, first in division – and the Blue Water Pointscore – we drop a second place,” Ainsworth said. “It doesn’t get much better, especially for my last race for a while. “I learned from poke...

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