The 468nm Sydney to Mooloolaba Yacht Race got underway on Wednesday April 9th from Sydney Harbour. Photographer Andrea Francolini was on site to capture these images of Shaun Carroll’s Morticia and Sean Langman’s BOQ Team Australia.
Forecaster Roger ‘Clouds’ Badham says of likely conditions, 'It's slow – bloody slow. Make sure you have sufficient food - don’t want a mutiny! But you are on the beach, so you could dial up a pizza and pick it up along the way.'
All models have a coastal crawl – a rock hopper.
Carroll says 'For us it doesn’t matter what you sail as long as you are sailing.'