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Kialoa II ~ RSHYR 2018

In 2017 Kialoa II finished this race in a very respectable time, despite breaking her boom on the first day.

In 2018 this Sparkman and Stephens classic reveled in the strong downwind running of the first day with 5 sails flying, stuck it out through some light patches mid race and then finished her run with a typical upwind thrash around Tasman Island and across Storm Bay in 30 plus knots, arriving in Hobart with no damage at all.

Kialoa II powering down the NSW Coast in the 2018 Sydney Hobart © Crosbie Lorimer

Kialoa II powering down the NSW Coast in the 2018 Sydney Hobart © Crosbie Lorimer

We spoke to owner/skipper Paddy Broughton about his race and their plans for Kialoa in 2019.

by Dale and Crosbie Lorimer / Bow Caddy Media

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