Rolex Sydney Hobart Race 2010 - Congratulations to the crews of Secret Men's Buisness 3.5 and Wild Oats XI for their brilliant success on winning what has been touted as one of the toughest Sydney-Hobarts in recent years.
Bob Oatley's Reichel/Pugh designed Wild Oats XI, skippered by Mark Richards, was the elapsed time winner of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Wild Oats led the 87 strong fleet out of Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day and held pole position for the entire 628 nautical mile race, finishing 30 mile ahead of her nearest rival. This was Wild Oats XI's fifth Line Honours win in six years, the most Line Honours wins ever for the event.
Wild Oats XI was the 2005 Triple Crown Winner taking Line Honours and Best Fleet Corrected Time, while also setting a new course record for the race of 1 day, 18 hours, 40 minutes and 10 seconds. Wild Oats XI's only loss was a second Place in the 2009 edition of the race to the Reichel/Pugh designed Alfa Romeo 100.
Alfa Romeo and Wild Oats XI were both built by McConaghy Boats in Sydney, Australia.
Geoff Boettcher's 51' South Australian yacht Secret Men's Buisness 3.5 was the Overall IRC Winner of the 2010 Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race. This was Boettcher's 22nd Sydney-Hobart attempt at winning the coveted Tattersall's Cup making it particularly sweet achieving his longheld dream.
The Reichel/Pugh design Secret Men's Buisness 3.5 was built by Hart Marine of Melbourne Australia.
Bill Wild's 55' Rodd and Gunn Wedgetail (the former Yendys), built by McConaghy Boats International in China, was 3rd in IRC Division 1 and 9th Overall on elapsed time.
Bruce Taylor's 40' Chutzpah was 3rd in both IRC & ORCi Division 2 and 20th Overall in elapsed time. The Reichel/Pugh design Chutzpah was built by Hart Marine of Melbourne Australia and took 3rd in Class in 2009 and a 1st place Class win in 2008 www.reichel-pugh.com www.rolexsydneyhobart.com