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2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Comanche on the Warpath
Jim Clark's 100ft Comanche (USA)© Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2015

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2015 – For the second year in a row an impressive start from Jim and Kristy Clark’s supermaxi Comanche in the Sydney to Hobart race. Six hours into the race she was east of Jervis Bay, more than two miles ahead of pre-race line honours favourite Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI.

The rebuilt Oats did not have the start skipper Mark Richards expected. She lead from the gun, but was threatened midharbour by Comanche and while busy match racing her rival, she was overtaken by Anthony Bell’s Perpetual Loyal.

Here are the latest line honours and handicap reports.

Results: Line Honours
Yacht DIV Position DTG SOG COG Est. Elapsed
Time & Speed
1

Comanche

Jim & Kristy Clark USA

35°03’S 151°31’E

36nm E of Jervis Bay

557.6 22.3 179 01:09:29:0518.8

27 Dec, 10:29:05 PM

2

Wild Oats XI

Robert Oatley NSW

35°03’S 151°34’E

39nm E of Jervis Bay

558.7 21.5 163 01:09:33:4618.7

27 Dec, 10:33:46 PM

3

Ragamuffin 100

Syd Fischer NSW

35°02’S 151°37’E

41nm E of Jervis Bay

560.7 21.0 162 01:10:43:2818.1

27 Dec, 11:43:28 PM

4

Rambler

George David USA

35°04’S 151°47’E

49nm E of Jervis Bay

561.0 19.7 145 01:12:01:5317.4

28 Dec, 01:01:53 AM

5

Black Jack

Mark Bradford QLD

34°59’S 151°44’E

47nm SE of Kiama

564.7 20.7 147 01:13:15:1716.9

28 Dec, 02:15:17 AM

6

Perpetual Loyal

Anthony Bell NSW

34°50’S 151°33’E

36nm E of Kiama

570.7 21.6 241 01:14:58:5916.1

28 Dec, 03:58:59 AM

7

Chinese Whisper

Rupert Henry NSW

34°47’S 151°30’E

33nm E of Kiama

572.8 18.2 174 01:17:58:3315.0

28 Dec, 06:58:33 AM

8

Ichi Ban

Matthew Allen NSW

34°47’S 151°34’E

36nm E of Kiama

573.6 17.6 175 01:19:14:0614.5

28 Dec, 08:14:06 AM

9

Maserati

Orca SRL Italy

34°47’S 151°39’E

40nm E of Kiama

575.0 18.2 163 01:16:32:4215.5

28 Dec, 05:32:42 AM

10

Victoire

Darryl Hodgkinson NSW

34°42’S 151°34’E

35nm E of Kiama

579.0 17.7 170 01:23:45:1013.2

28 Dec, 12:45:10 PM

IRC

Yacht DIV Position DTG SOG COG Est. Elapsed
Time & Speed
HCAP Est. Corrected
Time & Speed
1

Chinese Whisper

Rupert Henry NSW

0 34°50’S 151°31’E

34nm E of Kiama

570.3 17.4 166 01:17:43:0215.1

28 Dec, 06:43:02 AM

1.489 02:14:07:0110.1

29 Dec, 03:07:01 AM

2

Teasing Machine

Eric De Turckheim Switzerland

3 34°34’S 151°34’E

38nm SE of Botany Bay

586.0 13.9 173 02:06:02:0811.6

28 Dec, 07:02:08 PM

1.169 02:15:10:039.9

29 Dec, 04:10:03 AM

3

Victoire

Darryl Hodgkinson NSW

0 34°45’S 151°35’E

36nm E of Kiama

576.4 18.0 170 01:22:56:2813.4

28 Dec, 11:56:28 AM

1.351 02:15:25:039.9

29 Dec, 04:25:03 AM

4

Primitive Cool

John Newbold VIC

1 34°39’S 151°22’E

25nm E of Kiama

578.4 16.1 172 01:23:08:5113.3

28 Dec, 12:08:51 PM

1.352 02:15:44:369.9

29 Dec, 04:44:36 AM

5

Koa

Peter Wrigley & Andrew Kearnan NSW

1 34°41’S 151°23’E

26nm E of Kiama

577.4 16.5 172 01:23:18:3213.3

28 Dec, 12:18:32 PM

1.351 02:15:54:529.8

29 Dec, 04:54:52 AM

6

Celestial

Sam Haynes NSW

1 34°44’S 151°32’E

34nm E of Kiama

576.7 17.3 172 01:22:49:3413.4

28 Dec, 11:49:34 AM

1.365 02:15:55:049.8

29 Dec, 04:55:04 AM

7

Balance

Paul Clitheroe NSW

1 34°44’S 151°33’E

34nm E of Kiama

576.8 17.4 170 01:23:12:0213.3

28 Dec, 12:12:02 PM

1.364 02:16:22:549.8

29 Dec, 05:22:54 AM

8

Ichi Ban

Matthew Allen NSW

0 34°50’S 151°34’E

37nm E of Kiama

571.1 16.8 167 01:19:03:4514.6

28 Dec, 08:03:45 AM

1.501 02:16:38:139.7

29 Dec, 05:38:13 AM

9

Courrier Leon

Gery Trentesaux Belgium

4 34°26’S 151°26’E

28nm S of Botany Bay

592.2 12.4 173 02:14:01:0110.1

29 Dec, 03:01:01 AM

1.045 02:16:48:289.7

29 Dec, 05:48:28 AM

10

Pretty Fly III

Colin Woods NSW

0 34°43’S 151°34’E

35nm E of Kiama

577.8 17.5 171 02:00:01:5813.1

28 Dec, 01:01:58 PM

1.354 02:17:02:119.7

29 Dec, 06:02:11 AM

by Rob Kothe

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