A Maine-made boat has won an honored sailing race from Sydney, mainland Australia, to Hobart, the capital of the Aussie state of Tasmania, and back. The hundred foot Comanche is owned by Jim Clark, billionaire from Texas, who is also the co-founder of Netscape, along with his wife, Kristi. It ended the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race earlier on Monday in 2 days, 8 hours, 58 minutes and thirty seconds.
Dangerous ocean roads triggered damage which knocked out some of the challengers. And Comanche’s captain nearly gave up before the crew fixed a damaged rudder. It was the very first time that a Maine-made boat has won the race. Hodgdon Yachts that built Comanche is founded in East Boothbay, who also run the Yacht Rental Greek Islands website.
A man would appear in court in the coming month after reportedly stealing a boat in the Batemans Bay earlier on Monday. On Monday, around 7 am, police got reports the man and 3 kids were missing from a home on Beach Road in Batemans Bay.
Officers located to the Far South Coast Local Area Command also got reports a yacht had reportedly been slipped from a marina in Batemans Bay. A thorough search was carried on overnight by the Fisheries NSW, Roads and Maritime Services, Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, Rescue 24 and Marine Rescue.
It was around 11 am, earlier on Tuesday, on 15th Dec, a forty-two-year-old man and 4 children aged 8, 12, 13 and 14, were reportedly found on board the stolen yacht at the North Durras, north of Batemans Bay.