Sydney turned on the magic for the 72nd edition of the Sydney-Hobart race on Boxing Day, making for a spectacular and eventful race start as the fleet headed out of the harbour along the west coast. Skipper, Charles Caudrelier, is leading a crew of 12 onboard the Cookson 50 UBOX as they take on this 628-nautical mile classic With the team on the Chinese boat made up of some potential members of the new Dongfeng Race team, this will prove the ultimate test.
“The goal is the goal of every team and every boat – to finish the race – which is not easy because lots of people have failed in the past,” he explained. “I know we can perform – but we are, for sure, not as good as some of our rivals because my team is low on experience. So it will not be easy and we will have to sail safely if conditions get tough because if there is any trouble then communication on board will be a challenge.”