Please select your home edition
Edition
SOUTHERN-SPARS-AGLAIA-SPARS_728X90 TOP

Sydney to Hobart - Tribal Warriors Battle Through

by Bow Caddy Media 2 Jan 15:41 PST
China and Naomi relate the challenges and achievements of their race. © Crosbie Lorimer

There were many great stories in this year’s race to Hobart but one of the most inspiring and emotional was saved ‘til the end.

The arrival in Hobart of the first indigenous crew in this famous race’s 75 year history was a landmark event. It was also a fine tribute to the work of skipper Wayne Jones – whose idea this was - and the dogged determination of a crew, many of whom were new to sailing much less offshore racing.

Although most boats in the fleet rarely experienced more than 25 knots over the entire course, Tribal Warrior battled through gale conditions in the last part of the race that threatened to end their endeavor.

Not surprisingly therefore, skipper and crew were relieved and elated to complete the race and delighted at the joyous welcome they received at Constitution Dock.

Related Articles

Black Jack returns for the Rolex Sydney Hobart
Black Jack is still the boat to beat in lighter wind Ever wonder how much work goes into preparing a yacht for the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - never mind a big boat that has just returned from Europe amid the COVID-19 pandemic? Posted on 1 Dec
2020 RSHYR offers something for everyone
76th running of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will be different this year The 76th running of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will be different this year with COVID-19 restrictions in place around the world Posted on 25 Nov
Tasmanians contenders to lift Tattersall Cup again
Two previous overall winners will have their sights set on winning a trophy When the cannon fires 1300hrs Boxing Day, signalling the start of the 2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, a strong deputation of six Tasmanian entries inclusive of two previous overall winners will have their sights set on winning a trophy Posted on 18 Nov
Celebrating 75 years of women's participation
Seventy-five years ago two daring women took part in the second running of the SHYR Seventy-five years ago come December, two daring women took part in the second running of the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, paving the way for other women to contest the 628 nautical mile race in a sport that was considered a 'man's domain'. Posted on 10 Nov
Strong fleet set for Rolex Sydney Hobart
628-nm classic will go ahead after a lengthy period of consultation with health authorities The starting cannon will be fired again on Boxing Day for the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's (CYCA) 2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Posted on 4 Nov
New horizons for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
The Notice of Race for the 2020 race has been released The Notice of Race for the 2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart, the 76th Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, encouraging entrants in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's famous blue-ribbon event, has been released. Posted on 28 May
All-star Rolex Sydney Hobart Podcast released
Cruising Yacht Club of Australia released a podcast on its annual blue-ribbon race The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, the Organising Authority behind the Rolex Sydney Hobart, has released a podcast on its annual blue-ribbon race. Posted on 27 May
The Rolex Sydney Hobart package
The race was easy physically, but hard mentally As the tail end of fleet worked their way in we took to the docks to ask them how their individual races went and their story about the 75th running of the blue water classic, including the incredible sightings of sea life. Posted on 1 Jan
Achievers crowned at 2019 RSHYR Prizegiving
The event's Official Prizegiving ceremony The 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and its highest achievers have been celebrated by competitors, partners and dignitaries in Hobart at the event's Official Prizegiving ceremony. Posted on 1 Jan
Winners celebrated at RSHYR Prizegiving
Congratulations to the winners of all the trophies, prizes and medals Congratulations to the winners of all the trophies, prizes and medals from the historic 75th Sydney Hobart. The 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has been celebrated by competitors, partners and dignitaries in Hobart at the event's Official Prizegiving Posted on 1 Jan
WASZP 2020 - Win the 1000th boat - FOOTERJ Composites 2020 - FOOTERSea Sure 2020 - FOOTER