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Line Honours winner Nicorette sweeps King of the Derwent

by Peter Campbell on 2 Jan 2001
The Swedish maxi yacht Nicorette, line honours winner of the Telstra Sydney to Hobart Race, today swept to another outstanding victory –
outpacing the fleet in the Wrest Point King of the Derwent, the traditional round-the-buoys river event that follows the two ocean races to
Hobart from Sydney and Melbourne.

Among the opposition was the Australian maxi, Wild Thing, which chased Nicorette home in the 630 nautical mile race from Sydney – and did
the same thing today.

Sailing in a 10 to 12 knot east-south-easterly but patchy seabreeze, Ludde Ingvall’s Nicorette led from start to finish, finishing 4 minutes 22
seconds ahead of Wild Thing (Grant Wharington) with a remarkable 27 minutes 34 seconds to the next boat, SAP Ausmaid, the Overall winner
of the Telstra Sydney to Hobart.

Close astern of Ausmaid came Sorbent Helsal, followed by Wild One, the line honours winner of the Melbourne to Hobart Race.

On corrected time, PHS (Performance Handicap System) winner was the Tasmanian yacht Kaos (Peter Blake) with the crew obviously
recovered from the hard race back from Sydney.

Second place went to Terra Firma (Peter Bartels), third to SAP Ausmaid, the Overall winner of the Telstra Sydney to Hobart, skippered by
Roger Hickman for her South Australian owner, Kevan Pearce.

The Greek entry in the Telstra Sydney to Hogart, Aera, skippered by Nick Lykiardopulo, won PHS Division 2 from two Tasmanian yachts,
Why Do I Do It (Wayne Banks-Smith) and Uncensored (Jeff Cordell).

PHS Division C saw Hobart yachts first and second with Sea Eagle (K.Curtis) and Buggbear (Ron Bugg), third going to the smallest yacht in
the Telstra Sydney to Hobart Race, Chris Bowling’s tiny9.0m sloop Urban Guerrilla.

IMS results will be announced later today.

Further information:

Peter Campbell

Media Director – 2000 Telstra Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Phone – 0419 385 028 – email –

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