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  • Writer's pictureDavid Connolly

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2022

Just before 01.00 on Wednesday, 28 December, Andoo Comanche was the first yacht to cross the finish line of the 2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Stopping the clock at 00:56.48, the 100 foot (30.5 metre) maxi completed the 628nm course in a time of one day 11 hours 56 minutes 48 seconds. It was an impressive achievement against committed opposition, not just for the crew but the boat itself. The Verdier / VPLP design has now secured the title on four separate occasions under three different owners: 2015 as Comanche (Jim Clark and Kirsty Hinze-Clark), 2017 as LDV Comanche and 2019 as Comanche (both occasions for Jim Cooney and Samantha Grant) and, now in 2022 as Andoo Comanche (John Winning Jr). The yacht also holds the current race record of one day nine hours 15 minutes 24 seconds set in 2017.

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