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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2018 - Supermaxi interviews

by Bow Caddy Media 29 Dec 2018 08:50 GMT
Line Honours winner Wild Oats XI enters the dock while Black Jack and Comanche still battle out the minor placings - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2018 © Crosbie Lorimer

With much of the attention in Hobart focused on the AIS protest against Wild Oats XI (the protest found invalid at the hearing just completed) this selection of interviews with skippers and some highly credentialed crew aboard the four super maxis gives some insights on how things played out on the water for the four super maxis.

Bow Caddy spoke to Juan Vila (Wild Oats XI), Mark Bradford, Tom Addis and Brad Butterworth (Black Jack), Kyle Langford (Comanche) and Chris Nicholson and Bouwe Bekking (InfoTrack).

Even across this eminent line-up there was some surprise that four such different designs could occupy the same patch of water for so much of the race.

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