MWF successfully completed its 21st Sydney Hobart, and it was a race to remember with plenty of challenges along the way.
A crew of 14 participated, including James Hunter and Rodney Gaal, who are highly engaged members of the MWF program crew. James steered the boat over the finish line at approx. 6.30 am 30th December 2023.
Due to the weather conditions, the organisers said it was a very challenging race. We are pleased to say that we competed without any significant incidents, finishing 3rd in our division, 4th on handicap and 29th overall.
In mid-December, after two crew members dropped out, seasoned sailor and Ocean Magazine Editor Scott Alle was recruited into the team. Scott captured much of the highlights of the race on Kayle, which we broadcast on multiple social media channels during the race.
We also successfully streamed most of our race, utilising a camera mounted on the pull pit with a Netlinkz Star Link connection. One hundred seventeen viewers watched the live stream, and our social media coverage reached more than 144,000 user profiles through shares and likes.