FROM 1-33. Sydney-Hobart Race 2005

Dec 28, 2005 – 0845hrs EDT

0845hrs 28 Dec 2005 EDT 37’33”S 150’28”E Ref 675

Just entering Bass Strait – message from Steve to say that Wild Oats has finished and broken the record. Last time the record went, we were exactly half way, so 70 odd miles further south, and that year it took us another week to finish and I busted my face. Hope it’s a bit better this time.

Huge run last night but sadly, we wrapped the assy around the forestay and destroyed it getting it unwrapped. Juddy swinging around at the masthead in a nasty sea with the remains of the sail flogging. Now sitting at what we think is the beginning of the front – low grey overcast, drizzle, soft, variable wind – waiting to see what happens. Will be tricky without the assy if the forecast for tomorrow holds. New Year’s Eve still possible.

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