Wild Rose wins 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race

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Wild Rose, Roger Hickman’s Farr 43, was the overall corrected time winner of the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race. The yacht completed the 628-nautical-mile course in three days, 7 hours, 4 minutes, and 43 seconds.

The 29-year-old boat sailed the race with a crew of 14, including six female sailors. Hickman also had family members on board, including Hickman’s sister Lisa, and brother Andrew — both of whom were sailing their first Sydney Hobart race.

 “The Rolex Sydney Hobart is something you’ve got to do, whether you say it’s the Everest of yachting, whether it’s the camaraderie, the challenge, or the solitude of being on the ocean. It’s wonderful so many people enjoy the race from the Maxis to the timber boats,” said Hickman who has competed in more than half of the 70 races.

Out of 113 total starters, 103 boats finished the 2014 edition of the race.    

By Ocean Navigator