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Sydney Hobart Race - offshore training in a blow with Il Duce

by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS 10 Dec 2020 13:57 PST

Il Duce (Andrea Francolini) stepped on board InfoTrack as they departed Sydney Heads and went out and South looking for an inbound front, as part of their training ahead of the 2020 Sydney Hobart Race.

Described as perfect conditions, Francolini remembered well when Brad Kellet looked up from his tablet and alerted all and sundry to the incoming 30+ knots. In fact, Francolini saw 44 knots and 25 of boat speed in between grabbing these images for us.

“I enjoy being on board. They know they their stuff. Quite possibly the best day on board. To get so wet, I just don’t remember anything like it”, said Francolini.

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