FASTEST YACHT IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE CHASES SYDNEY TO HOBART RECORD
The fastest yacht in the southern hemisphere, Sean Langman’s 60-foot trimaran Team Australia and its six crew, are gearing up to try and break the first of a number of South Pacific course and race records.
World-renowned marine forecaster Roger “Clouds” Badham says conditions this coming Friday, February 22, could create the perfect weather window to break Mari Cha III’s 1999 course record from Sydney to Hobart.
Forecast fresh easterlies, little seaway and beating the start of the whale migration north from Antarctica are the necessary ingredients for the attempt.
A recording box will be installed tomorrow on Team Australia by World Sailing Speed Record Council representative John Brookes and the information verified at the finish, should the 14-year-old fastest course time be bettered.
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