Sailing: Strachan's success: Sydney to Hobart Race
His new 47ft IMS racer Ninety Seven is one of the smaller yachts to take line honours in the 49-year history of the 630-miler. But one even smaller, the 40ft Micropay Cuckoo's Nest, was set to take the race on handicap after finishing only two hours later.
The winners looked unflustered, in contrast to the demolition derby that was Eden, the bolt-hole on the south-east coast of New South Wales for many of the nearly 70 boats which gales and big seas battered into retirement.
Strachan praised his crew, who could count over 90 previous Sydney to Hobarts between them, and made light of the conditions, saying: 'It was a good event. We were well- prepared and we sailed it as we should, with a little caution when the wind came up.'
Making a comeback to ocean racing after a 10-year absence, Strachan said he was 'a little surprised' to take line honours but Nigel Holman, Micropay's owner, said as soon as he hit Constitution Dock: 'Have I won? This is what dreams are made of. I'm stunned.'
Latest in Sport
The Prince of Wales Stakes today is regarded by many as the No1 race of the Royal Ascot meeting and ...
by Gareth Purnell
19 June 2013 02:01 AM
Today’s St James Palace looks a cracker and there has been sustained money for Dawn Approach since t...
by Gareth Purnell
18 June 2013 02:01 AM
Newcastle don’t need a football director – they need a new medical team after finishing bottom of the injury league
Newcastle United have shocked their fans by appointing Joe Kinnear as director of football but new f...
by Alex Miller
17 June 2013 04:39 PM
ACT Brumbies v British and Irish Lions - player ratings
Premier League fixture list unveiled: David Moyes and Jose Mourinho on an early collision course
Liverpool expected to complete deal for £6m Spanish winger Luis Alberto in next 48 hours
In pictures: Royal Ascot 2013 - Opening day
Exclusive: Cristiano Ronaldo advised to stay at Real Madrid for further 18 months before making possible switch to Manchester United
- 5 We never knew Nigella Lawson - and we still don’t
£500 - £600 per day: Orgtel: FX Options Front Office Java / C# Developer - Ba...
£600 - £700 per day: Orgtel: Project Manager - Front Office - Regulatory IT C...
£33000 - £35000 Per Annum: The Green Recruitment Company: The Green Recruitmen...
£21000 - £22000 per annum: Randstad Education Chelmsford: NQTs required now fo...