Big Boat wrap!

What a day it was this year for the Grinders Coffee SOLAS Big Boat Challenge! We took on a whole new level of broadcasting, and while we did have a few intermissions brought to you by “Telstra” (in the words of David Turton) we still managed to put together a great day, with awesome commentary. Check out the videos below in order to see what we got up to, and again a massive thanks to…
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Sailor Girl to skipper team of sailing stalwarts for live Big Boat Day Challenge broadcast

Tuesday 11 December marks the final warm-up for the “big boats” before the Rolex Sydney Hobart on a tight and fast-paced track around Sydney Harbour to raise money for SOLAS, the Safety of Life at Sea trust. Four maxis will likely battle for line honours; Black Jack, Wild Oats XI, Scallywag and Infotrack. Wild Oats X with the all female “Ocean Respect Racing” team, Naval Group and Winning…
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Live for the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge 2016!

Wild Oats XI won the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge today on line honours for an epic ninth time after a close boat on boat match up with fellow maxis Perpetual Loyal and Scallywag. There were plenty of lead changes over the entire race, right through the fleet, with Perpetual Loyal leading the early stages of the race, and Beau Geste up in third at times. The fickle conditions kept us all on our…
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SOLAS Big Boat Race 2015 - commentary and interviews

The SOLAS Big Boat Race for 2015 didn’t disappoint with four maxis as well as four of the smaller mini maxis playing on Sydney Harbour. Wild Oats XI ran away with the race, followed by Rambler 88 and then Perpetual Loyal. The smaller boats were some distance behind following an individual recall for Chinese Whispers, Ichi Ban and the Volvo 70 Black Jack. Chinese Whispers still went on to win…
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