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Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2023 Update 27th December 2023

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Last updated: 26 Dec 2023
Bets.com.au Staff 26 Dec 2023
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  • Alive trailing leader Andoo Comanche
  • SHK Scallywag, Sticky and Maritimo 52 retire from the race
  • Andoo Comanche and LawConnect engaged in a fierce battle for the lead
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Andoo Comanche
Super Maxis Andoo Comanche (R) and SHK Scallywag (L) sail towards Sydney Heads during the 2023 Sydney to Hobart race start on Sydney Harbour, on December 26, 2023 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Andy Cheung/Getty Images)
Leaders and Contenders
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Alive is making a strong push for the finish, trailing the leader, Andoo Comanche, by 60 nautical miles. Alive leads a pack including URM Group, Moneypenny, and Wild Thing 100, as they navigate past the NSW and Victoria border towards Bass Strait.

Andoo Comanche and LawConnect are engaged in a fierce battle for line honours. Only four nautical miles apart, they are racing down the east coast of Victoria into the Bass Strait. Andoo Comanche, moving at about 19 knots, is still behind her own 2017 race record time.

Incidents and Retirements

SHK Scallywag, a line honours contender, had to retire due to a broken bow sprit after an incident involving Andoo Comanche. This marks the end of Scallywag's participation in future Sydney to Hobart races.

Fleet Overview

Sticky and Maritimo 52 have also retired from the race, citing weather-related damages. The remaining fleet continues to navigate challenging conditions, including a strong south-west front with high winds and lightning.

Silver Fern and Sylph VI (with a cat onboard) are currently at the back of the pack, with Sylph VI being the oldest boat in the race.

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