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Super-maxi Scallywag out of Sydney-Hobart race

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 27, 2018 14:51

Super-maxi Scallywag out of Sydney-Hobart race

Hong Kong super-maxi Scallywag became the first high-profile withdrawal from the 74th edition of the Sydney to Hobart blue-water classic yacht race.The Seng Huang Lee-owned yacht, which had been fourth out of the Sydney Heads, retired at sea after suffering a broken bowsprit.Scallywag was one of five super-maxis in the race.

The Mark Bradford-skippered Black Jack took advantage of a drop and shift in the breeze as the leading yachts approached the entrance to the harbour.However, by shortly after 5 p.m. they were in fourth place, having being overtaken by fellow super-maxis Comanche, Wild Oats XI and Infotrack.Last year’s winner Comanche had headed further out to sea and were sailing at more than 27 knots with about 540 nautical miles until the finish in Hobart, while the three other big boats were closer to shore.Scallywag was not the only withdrawal with the Gordon Ketelby owned and skippered Zen having to pull out with broken rigging.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 27, 2018 14:51

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