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Sydney Hobart – Smiling stars

by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS 29 Dec 2022 07:28 GMT
Celestial passes the Organ Pipes during the 2021 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race © Rolex / Andrea Francolini

Sam Haynes' Tp52 Celestial is confirmed as overall winner of the 2022 Sydney Hobart race.

On winning the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s premier event, Haynes said, “I’m screaming loud and proud. It means everything, everything, especially after last year. We put together a program targeting this race.”

“It’s like an elation – it’s huge for me and the crew. I can’t believe it; it’s a bit of a life changer,” Haynes said.

“This boat is a weapon. It’s up there with the best 52 footer IRC boats in the world.”

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