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Wicked Ways


Wicked Ways

The glamorous maxis are already on their way home, but the glory for this year’s Sydney Hobart will likely go to a pair of decidedly un-maxi yachts.  The current overall handicap winner of the most famous of all ocean sprints finished a short time ago, though Andrew Saies new Beneteau First 40 Two True has a major obstacle to overcome if he’s to get the Rolex and the trophy.  You see, Two True is said to be the boat that holed She’s The Culprit at the start, ending the 39-footers race and knocking their trimmer overboard.

Should Two True be disqualified, the winner of the Tattersall’s Cup will likely be the Sandringham Yacht Club based Wicked, another Beneteau First 40 that finished 40 minutes behind Two True. It wouldn’t be the first time this race was decided on a protest, but it would be the most wicked.  Latest news on the SH race is right here.

Photo from Daniel Forster/Rolex.