Sydney Hobart 2016 | trash talk

Sydney Hobast är alltid spännande. Och extra mycket i år då vi har många svenskar på plats.

Martin Strömberg seglar på Maserati (hans gamla Ericsson 3), Ola ÅStradsson kör på CQS med Ludde Ingvall, Cecilia Jansson på Cookson 47 Dare Devil och så har vi så klart helsvenska Elliot 44 Matador med Jonas Grandér som skipper. Han har tillsammans med Richard Göransson (Inga from Sweden) fått ihop ett seriöst projekt. Just nu ger man 45 gånger pengarna på Sportsbet, före massa lokala båtar.

Följ dem på deras Facebook-sida.

Hej Peter, hoppas allt är väl med dig.

Imorgon startar Sydney Hobart och det känns smått overkligt att vi faktiskt är med ?

Det ska bli otroligt spännande med 628 nm ner längsmed kusten och sen över det mytomspunna Bass strait innan vi kommer till Storm Bay (smaka på det namnet….) och förhoppningsvis tar oss i mål. Det ser ut som fina vindar i starten (20-25 knop) och 140 grader TWA så det blir bra undanvindsåka första delen.

Sen lättar det ur och vi riskerar att hamna i bleke (hade man aldrig kunnat tro efter allt man hört om detta racet). Sen efter ett tag ökar det på igen och vi får 10-15 knop större delen av vägen ner till Tasmanien och med 90-160 grader TWA. Dessvärre trycker det på bakifrån så bleket (om vi fastnar där) kommer gynna de långsammare båtarna men vi får göra som vi brukar – gneta på tills vi kommer i mål.

Allt gott och gott nytt år inom kort??✨

Man följer starten på hemsidan (som har en grym tracker) och på Channel 7. Brukar funka.






  1. srsseglaren Dec 26, 2016 Reply
  2. Author
    Peter Gustafsson Dec 26, 2016 Reply

    En bra alternativ tracker:

    Matador har tappat lite. Låg länge 6:a i IRC2, men nu 9:a.
    Men det är långt kvar :-)

  3. SWE42Calluna Dec 27, 2016 Reply

    Wild Oats har tyvärr tvingats bryta p g a problem med svängkölskonstruktionen. Perpetual Loyal leder nu flottan mot Hobart.

  4. Lasse Bergkvist Grand Soleil 42 Race Wonderboo Dec 27, 2016 Reply

    Just nu ligger Matador 8:a i IRC 2 och 44:a i vattnet. 364 Nm kvar, dvs ett ÅFOR kvar. Kämpa Rasmus, Richard och alla andra ombord!

  5. Author
    Peter Gustafsson Dec 27, 2016 Reply


    Snittfart 16.74 knop.


    Hobart, 28 December 2016 – Arriving in Hobart at 02:31.20 on Wednesday 28 December, Anthony Bell’s 100-ft Maxi Perpetual LOYAL has set a new race record of 1 day, 13 hours, 31 minutes, 20 seconds at the Rolex Sydney Hobart and in the process secured line honours in the 72nd edition of the famous offshore race.

    Perpetual LOYAL’s remarkable time is 4 hours, 51 minutes, 52 seconds faster than the previous record set by Wild Oats XI in 2012. It is the 12th time since the inaugural race in 1945 that the record has been broken.

    Perpetual LOYAL began the 628-nm race with intent, making an impressive start as the first yacht to pass Sydney Heads. Although she relinquished leadership of the race to the all-conquering Wild Oats XI during the rapid passage down the New South Wales coast of the Tasman Sea, Bell’s crew was first to take advantage of the hydraulic ram failure sustained by the race leader nearly 21 hours into the contest. “We were probably neck and neck with Wild Oats, maybe a mile away, when it happened,” explained Bell. “It was sad to see them break. We would like to have played on against them…but that’s racing.”

    Bell and his crew of 18 comprises a number of experienced competitors including 25-time Rolex Sydney Hobart campaigner Brad Kellett and sailors – including Pablo Arrarte and Justin Clougher – who enjoyed line honours success 2015 onboard the American yacht Comanche. This in addition to Tom Slingsby, Olympic gold medallist and Rolex World Sailor of the Year in 2010. “Going into the race, we had nothing to lose,” revealed Bell. “We came out of the blocks and raced one hell of a race. It was never part of our plans to break the race record but it’s an awesome thing to have done.”

    “This is a boat which goes in certain conditions and doesn’t go in others,” explained Perpetual LOYAL navigator Tom Addis, part of the Wild Oats XI crew which broke the race record in 2012. “We had to limit the damages on the first afternoon and set ourselves up for the conditions which were going to be in our favour on the second day. We had to play a different game to Scallywag and Wild Oats in where we set up for the reaching stuff. That was the key because while we didn’t lead through that, as we are not a boat that excels in getting downwind, we came out in a good position.”

    “Taking nearly five hours off the race record, hopefully it will take a long time to beat,” added Slingsby.

    Bell, who won a close-fought contest with Wild Oats XI in 2011 on his previous LOYAL, celebrates a second Rolex Sydney Hobart line honours success, all the more special given Perpetual LOYAL was forced to retire from the last two editions of the race. During the line honours presentation held on Constitution Dock, Bell was presented with the J.H. Illingworth Trophy and a Rolex Yacht-Master II timepiece.

    Perpetual LOYAL was not the only yacht to arrive in Hobart inside the previous race record time. Jim Delegat’s Volvo 70 Giacomo finished just under two hours behind the line honours winner. A little over two minutes later arrived Seng Huang Lee’s 100-ft Maxi Scallywag.

    With the contest for line honours now sealed, the spotlight focuses more intensely on the race’s most treasured prize – the Tattersall’s Cup and Rolex timepiece awarded to the overall race winner on handicap. Currently leading that race is Matt Allen’s TP52 Ichi Ban. How fast she and a clutch of 50-ft yachts are able to negotiate the last stretch of the race, including the notoriously tricky passage down the Derwent River, may prove decisive.

  6. Johan R Dec 29, 2016 Reply

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.