2019 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race report

Tonight we were wonderfully entertained by our own Lindsay May OAM and District Governor Nominee spoke about his 47th Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race experience. The yacht for 2019 was Love and War one of the most famous yachts in the race being a 3-time handicap winner in 1974 1978 and in 2006 with Lindsay May as skipper navigator. She represented Australia in the 1975 Admirals Cup and in the 70s was the boat to beat until design outdated her, however, changes to the handicap rules that grandfathered early designs enabled old boats well, sailed to win races against the latest designs. The win in 2006 showed to owners worldwide that old boats sailed competitively could win ocean races and many yachts did go on to compete successfully in the years since.


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