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Posted on 21 December, 2017

Life in the fast Lane!

Life in the fast Lane!

Local Darwin Sailors Kieran Schortz and Kyle Bonney, in Sydney for the 29er Regatta had a great opportunity to check out Comanche and Wild Oats XI inside and out. Both are leading contenders for line honours in this years Sydney to Hobart yacht race.

These high tech boats are both very different from each other but what they have in common is heaps of carbon fiber, huge sails and plenty of hydraulics to operate the canting keels.

Despite the size of these boats there are absolutely no creature comforts, and saving weight on everything possible is a priority. Theres only the one gimballed carbon fiber toilet for the 18 or so crew. Meals at sea are freeze dried.

Thanks to the guys for showing us through.


Steve Schortz 

Thanks to supporters of the Darwin Sailing Club