Jim Cooney adds LDV Comanche to his fleet

The 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart line honours victor, LDV Comanche, was yesterday purchased by Sydney’s Jim Cooney from its American owner Jim Clark, meaning there will be a gathering of four Australian owned super maxis on the start line of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s classic when it starts on Boxing Day.

  • Mark Hipgrave - Mister Lucky - or not?
    • 17 Dec, 2017 05:08:00 PM

    Mark Hipgrave - Mister Lucky - or not?

    When the start cannon fires on Boxing Day, Queensland entries headed south will number 11 in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, but one is a little more unusual than the rest – a boat full of people who stand out because they are known as solo sailors.

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  • A race of second chances
    • 16 Dec, 2017 12:59:00 PM

    A race of second chances

    In 2012, at the age of 58, well known Cruising Yacht Club of Australia offshore racer Warwick Sherman contested his first Sydney Hobart - it was on his bucket list after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin mantle cell lymphoma in June 2010.

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  • You can win the race at both ends of the fleet
    • 16 Dec, 2017 10:49:00 AM

    You can win the race at both ends of the fleet

    “Line Honours is all that matters,” so declared the man who will steer one of the very last boats to cross the finish line in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race this year, as he has done six times previously.

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  • There are a lot of ways to get to Hobart
    • 15 Dec, 2017 02:53:00 PM

    There are a lot of ways to get to Hobart

    Yes, I know you can fly there for starters, but in the last week of the year for a surprising number of people, the only way to get to the Apple Isle of Tasmania is by racing boat, but even then, there are an amazing number of options in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 628 nautical mile race.

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  • Jim Cooney adds LDV Comanche to his fleet
    • 15 Dec, 2017 10:08:00 AM

    Jim Cooney adds LDV Comanche to his fleet

    The 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart line honours victor, LDV Comanche, was yesterday purchased by Sydney’s Jim Cooney from its American owner Jim Clark, meaning there will be a gathering of four Australian owned super maxis on the start line of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s classic when it starts on Boxing Day.

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