Comanche remporte la sydney hobart

Comanche wins Sydney-Hobart yacht race after comeback

A dramatic finale to Australia’s Sydney to Hobart sailing race saw the American yacht Comanche mount an unlikely comeback to claim victory.

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A dramatic finale to Australia’s Sydney to Hobart sailing race saw the American yacht Comanche mount an unlikely comeback to claim victory.

The race was held in terrible weather conditions, with almost a third of the yachts forced to retire.

Comanche’s victory came despite serious damage caused by hitting a submerged object.

The two-day race is considered one of the world’s toughest. It pits amateur sailors against professional crews.

Skipper Ken Read said at one point he considered retiring from the race but decided to attempt running repairs on the damaged boat.

“I’ve sailed around the world two and a half times and I thought I’d seen it all but that is one really tough body of water.

“The people who have done this race something like 25 times, God bless ’em, either they’re the dumbest people on earth or the hardest people on earth.

“Probably a combination of the two,” he told ABC News.

comanche wins Sydney Hobart