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Blackjack wins top-notch yacht race

Hobart: The photo shows a yacht blackjack heading for Hobart during a yacht race from Sydney to Hobart in 2021. -AFP

Sydney: Super Maxi Blackjack won the famous yacht race from Sydney to Hobart on Tuesday, ending years of frustrating near misses. Owned by Peter Harvarg of Australia and skipped by Mark Bradford, Blackjack honors the line in a two-day 12 hour 37 minute 17 second race after a close battle with LawConnect on the River Derwent. I won. For Harvar, it was his first victory in the race after several shortfalls and was named after three-time world champion Jack Brabham, who was also an Australian Formula One legend and his friend. Come by boat.

Herburg’s decision to stay on the shore for the first time without a boat, purchased prior to the 2017 race, paid off brilliantly. In fact, Harvarg was on board at the end of the second (2018), third (2017) and fifth (2019). In the latter case, he took the initiative before being overtaken by the other four boats. “Mark said he was confident from the beginning. At that time he was confident. [finish] The cannon has disappeared, “Harburg said.

“We always weep … it’s the yacht award in Australia. It’s the first time we’ve joined the winning team.” In the name of Alfa Romeo when the boat itself was beaten by Neville Cryton in 2009. This is the second time I have won the winning race. Later, Harvard bought it and renamed it. The crew celebrated by hugging and stroking their backs before being tested for Covid-19, and finally set foot on arid land.

Bradford said the victory after years of trying and missing was a wealth of comfort. “We have now finished the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh for the fifth and sixth consecutive years,” he said. This was one of the slowest races from Sydney to Hobart and had severe conditions that forced him to withdraw due to injury and minor crew injuries. On Tuesday morning, Blackjack regained a 6 nautical mile lead on LawConnect. Weather is critical in the 628 nautical mile race from Australia’s east coast to Hobart, one of the world’s most challenging marine events.

Six men were killed, five boats sank, and 55 sailors were rescued in a 1998 incident in which a deep depression exploded in the Bass Strait fleet. But this year, the organizers also faced a pandemic test that had already denied last year’s edition – the first time the event was canceled since it began in 1945. Some yachts, including my favorite Comanche, also couldn’t compete for COVID-19 and Wild Oats XI.

Prior to the start, four yachts were forced to retire, leaving 88 participants, including 17 two-handed crafts that were first allowed to participate, on the starting line. This is a significant decrease from the 157 vessels that departed in 2019. The first yacht to reach the finish line has received the most attention, but the sailor’s main award is considered a handicap honor considering the size of the yacht. .. The details are not important to Bradford, who was looking forward to the celebration. “When you come to customs (hotel) later, you’ll see how it’s done. I think it’s unorthodox,” Bradford said. -AFP

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