Just in case you need a boat to follow in this year's Sydney to Hobart, my husband is competing yet again on a boat owned by Paul Clitheroe called Balance. It's a newly acquired boat ( a TP52 ) and is a big step up from the 45 ft Benneteau that they used to go to Hobart on. The TP52 is all business......a full on racing machine built for speed. No luxuries that they have become used to on the old Benneteau like my Beef in Red Wine with Mash or my home made Chrissy cake!! It's all freeze dried food and no toilet on board (toilet weighs too much!!)They should arrive at Constitution Dock at least a full day earlier than in previous years. They are tipped to have a really good chance at coming in the top finishers in their division. Should be a great race as weather conditions at the moment are favouring the 50-60 footers but that can change at a moments notice!!
As usual I will be out on the water taking photos of the start and will hopefully get some awesome shots to post here Not going down to Hobart this year to watch them finish sadly as we are about to do a big reno and need to save cash.