Thanks to Andrea Francolini we have some exciting shots from the Rolex Sydney Hobart launch. For example, this one in which the camera man from local Channel 7 does amazing things for a good shot of Wild Oats XI. As you can see the famous maxi yacht is back on track after a lightning strike burned her navigational equipment. She came in second place to Comanche after a rousing win by Jimmy Spithill this year. The first on the first mark was smaller and lighter Black Jack, the one that generously shared its navigation computers with Wild Oats XI.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Get your stuff out!
Image courtesy of: Andrea Francolini
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