SOLAS Big Boat Challenge 2013- Images by Crosbie Lorimer

Perpetual Loyal rounds the Shark Island mark.
There was no shortage of breeze in the 2013 edition of the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge today, providing plenty of spectacle on the harbour.

Crosbie Lorimer was on the water and, with some swift and skilful driving from Neville Crichton on his bright red Cigarette, was helped to capture these images.

The CYCA's SOLAS Big Boat Challenge, one of Sydney's most spectacular sporting and harbour fixtures, has for 19 consecutive years marked the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart lead-up events

For the seventh consecutive year, the CYCA has decided to dedicate the event to raise awareness and funds for its SOLAS Trusts, which were established following the stormy 1998 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race when six lives were lost.

Perpetual Loyal powered up.

Black Jack crosses ahead of Perpetual Loyal.

Wild Oats XI at Watsons Bay with a bit on - SOLAS series

Giacomo (NZL) blasts to the Junction Bell mark off South Head - SOLAS series


Ichi Ban rounds the ’Kentucky Fried’ mark - SOLAS Big Boat Challenge on Tuesday - CYCA Trophy

Black Jack at speed.

Perpetual Loyal seconds before her A sail rips from side to side.

Perpetual Loyal seconds before her A sail rips from side to side.

Perpetual Loyal works to recover her ripped sail.

Wild Oats XI chases Perpetual Loyal.

Perpetual Loyal leads Wild Oats XI away from the start.
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