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SAP Ausmaid is now shaping as the Overall winner of 2000 Telstra Sydney to Hobart

by News Editor on 30 Dec 2000
Kevan Pearce's Ausmaid early last evening slipped through the Storm Bay/Derwent river weather gate ahead of Yendys, Quest, Ragamuffin and Ninety Seven. As the breeze dropped Ausmaid who had maintained her lead over the larger boats, down the Tasmania coast in the heavy winds, gapped her competitors.

With that advantage the most consistently successful boat of modern time, the South Australian Farr 47 is set to win the 2000 Telstra Sydney to Hobart.

Quest, chartered by Chris Bull from the Royal Ocean Racing Club is lying second ahead of the 1999 winner Yendys. Quest had been back in the fleet until crossing the Bass Strait. She was well positioned in her approach to Tasman light and made solid gains, to slip past Yendys.

However official declaration of the Overall winner, will be delayed until the smaller boats including AFR Midnight Rambler, Chutzpah, Sunstone, BOOTS and Another Challenge post finishing times.

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