ack in the saddle

sydney to hobart

back in the saddle

In the lead up to the 2011 Around Australia World Record attempt, Ian Thomson will be sailing in the Sydney to Hobart on board the almighty Brindabella. Having taken line honours on 2 occasions, the old girl is back to her best condition and ready to race again.

Brindabella has a team of amazing sailors, 22 in total with a combined total of 186 Hobarts between them including Lindsay May who is sailing his 38th Sydney to Hobart Race. With the forecast for heavy upwind sailing, the old girl should do alright as the lighter more fragile boats have to throttle back in the big seas where as the heavier, stronger Brindabella will take it on.

It will be wet and wild but if you are going to Hobart upwind, Ian says, "You want to be on Brinders". Ian and the rest of the crew are stoked and so looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead.

Nicole Scott
Sailing Images.net

Be sure to check back here at SA as we’ll be featuring Nicole’s ariel Sydney to Hobart start photos.