Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Sydney to Hobart

The years I follow the Sydney to Hobart yacht race, I usually pick an outsider yacht and this year is no exception. I will put my metaphorical money on the yacht being sailed by the land locked country, Hungary. Using the official website, I can follow them at sea.

Team Hungary is hoping that the 20% luck factor will be in their favour. The yacht is called M3. Listen out for as it crosses the finish line first, or not.


Skipper, Aron Ormandlaki.


The uber fit crew, used to sailing on placid lakes.


M3 has fast looking stern for the losers to watch.


Go M3!!!

Later edit: It seems M3 is out of the race, having headed for shore and made landfall at Ulladulla on the NSW coast. 

24 comments:

  1. I rarely watch more than snippets of the race - but love your approach for which team to support.
    Enjoy your day.

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    1. EC, I may watch the start but otherwise just see what is on the tv news. But it is a bit of fun to track them on the website.

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  2. It sounds like a very interesting race. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. Cuban, and your country always has an entry or two. At least your entrants know about rough seas.

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  3. I intend watching the start of the race...I always do...it's one of my many traditions! :)

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    1. Lee, I remember that you do. It is quite a spectacle. Our friend in Sydney, Victor has wonderful views of the harbour from his place, but he is now in Hawaii.

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  4. Yachting is the most beautiful sport to watch, even though there have been crises over the years. And Boxing Day is the perfect starting day.

    But don't barrack for Hungary. They have a nasty dictator-type leader in place.

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    1. Hels, they look so graceful as they slice through the water or ride the waves. I am supporting the team of M3, not Hungary really, although, aside from the political leaders, I rather like the place.

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  5. I always think it would be great to be in Hobart when they all come in .

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    1. I agree Lady J, but they often arrive in the dead of night, which is no good at all for people our age.

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  6. Oh gosh, forgot about the race this year - must look it up to see how they all are doing.
    Haven't had the TV on either, been with the grandchildren and sons etc. busy cooking and feeding them all.

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    1. Margaret, I forgot to refresh my browser for the correct time and missed the harbour departure. I am sure you have been very busy. Isn't it time to hand over to younger family?

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    2. Have caught up on the race now.
      If only the younger ones would do the Christmas cooking now as I agree with you. They won't though. Been doing Christmas both meals at our house for about 33 years now. When parents were alive they used to come too. I love it.

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    3. Margaret; type up your recipes, add photos of the finished product and do a formal handing over ceremony. Tell them it's their turn now, you've done it long enough.

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  7. The boat looks solid enough; maybe they could trawl a net at the same time.

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    1. Cro, I am sure they would get a big catch, worth a fortune in Hungarian markets.

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  8. That's a fine looking vessel and I wish them luck. I'd forgotten about the Sydney Hobart race and only realised it was on when the newsreaders said something just as I tuned my ears in their direction. I haven't watched the race for years, not since living in Melbourne I think.

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    1. River, while I may follow the race in a way, I don't actually watch anymore than I see on the news, aside from the arrival at Constitution Dock, if at a reasonable hour.

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  9. This is pretty fascinating, and the crew sure looks happy! Happy Candy Cane Day! RO

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    1. RO, my nephew's dog was running around with a candy cane in his mouth, but I don't know what they are about.

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  10. I never have got into the sailboat racing. But I did so enjoy when we had our sailboat. It was a Morgan Out Island 51 and we sailed from Miami to Maine for our honeymoon. Then back again in the fall. It was wonderful to be out of touch like that. Of course that was in the days before cell phones.
    I think today will be a quiet day for me. I' tired and a bit out of sorts.
    Enjoy your evening!

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    1. Wow Maribeth, I never thought of you as a sailor. The trip sounds nice.

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  11. You are funny, but I hope they win. I love underdogs! I just hope they don't die out there.

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    1. Strayer, salient, as it is the 20th anniversary of when many did during the race.

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