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Sydney Hobart - In Raptures about Rapture

by Sail-World.com on 23 Dec 2009
- Rapture - onboard, Sydney Harbour (AUS) - 20/12/09 Andrea Francolini Photography http://www.afrancolini.com/
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2009 - She's 100 foot long and one of super super maxis heading south to Hobart, but she is not one of those stripped down racing machines. She is a cruiser-racer cruiser.

Rapture is actually a Farr 100 performance cruiser built by Southern Wind Shipyards in Cape Town South Africa in 2007.

Owned by a prominent American businessman Brook Lenfest and crewed with a mix of Australian and international sailors she has so far completed over 24,000 miles in her first 22 months in the water.

Rapture raced for the first time in the Heineken Regatta, St Martin 2008 and then sailed to Sardinia where she raced in the Super Yacht Cup, followed by the Rolex Middle Sea Race in Malta.

Currently on a circumnavigation voyage, Rapture arrived in Sydney in early December.

Lenfest sailed in the 2002 Hobart race on his previous yacht, a Swan 86.






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