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Drew takes on Kialoa II

by John Curnow 17 Dec 2017 18:10 PST
The crew of the delightful classic yawl, Kialoa II in front of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. © Andrea Francolini

It's been 46 years since Jim Kilroy's S&S penned, 73-foot, 45 metric tonne, alloy maxi yawl, Kialoa II, took line honours in the 1971 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. She's about to do the other race that stops the nation once again. Well done to Paddy Broughton for making it so, and for taking the old girl around the globe to do the races she did so well in all those years ago, including the Fastnet.

Apart from being wonderfully good sports, the team have real heart, also taking on Movember (charity with males growing Moustaches in November to support Men's health). Special thanks to them for taking 'Drew' (aka Andrea Francolini) out with them for a sail before this year's Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Drew applied his terrific talents to show you the ways of yore, and you can keep up to date with his works at his FB Page

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