Tag Archives: Yachting

Yachting: Giacomo set for Sydney-to-Hobart race handicap win

SYDNEY: New Zealand’s Giacomo was set on Thursday (Dec 29) to win handicap honours in the record-breaking Sydney-Hobart yacht race as rivals were becalmed on Hobart’s breathless River Derwent. The Volvo 70 came in second fastest in line honours on Wednesday, just two hours behind triumphant Australian supermaxi Perpetual LOYAL. Both yachts sped into Hobart… Read More »

Yachting: Thomson passes Cape Horn 48 hours behind leader Le Cleac'h

PARIS: British skipper Alex Thomson took his Hugo Boss craft around Cape Horn on Sunday (Dec 25), almost a full 48 hours behind Vendee Globe leader Armel Le Cleac’h, organisers announced. Thomson passed the Cape, at the southern tip of Chile, in second place in the solo round-the-world race, but he got there one day,… Read More »