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Sydney Hobart Boat Tour
Posted on: January 5th, 2013 by sailingshack No Comments

It is not often you get invited to take and up close and personal look at two Sydney Hobart line honours contenders so when offered the chance to view Ichi Ban an ex Volvo 70 canting keel ocean racer and also Brindabella we hopped onboard. The contrast was quite stark comparing the canting keel operation and effect on tactics and especially pre-start approaches and all electronic winches to the coffee grinders and additional man power needed on the more traditional Brindabella. Both boats are well maintained and both crews sailed them hard to Hobart. A big thanks to Robert Case and Richard Hudson from Ichi Ban and Brad Kellet from Brindabella for the opportunity to step aboard.

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