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UPDATE | Fleet set sights on finish

UPDATE | Fleet set sights on finish
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UPDATE | Fleet set sights on finish

Comanche has claimed Line Honours in the 2018 Bird Island Race, breaking the race record at the same time. Not far behind them was Black Jack and InfoTrack, with all three finishing well under the seven-hour mark.


  • Naval Group has also finished, in an impressive 7 hours 59 minutes 50 seconds. Skipper Sean Langman was doing work on her yesterday, no doubt there will be more improvements to come ahead of their entry in the Rolex Sydney Hobart.
  • Victorian entry Hugh Ellis’ Voodoo has also finished the Bird Island Race, coming in to Sydney Harbour just after 1800hrs local time.
  • Matt Allen’s all-conquering Ichi Ban too has finished, with the reigning Tattersall Cup winner no doubt also tweaking a number of things in the lead-up to the big race. His form, however, has been impeccable in recent races – and he’s currently in great shape on IRC and ORCi for this race too.
  • Noahs II, Celestial (run by CYCA Director Dr Sam Haynes), Triton and Gweilo have also finished.


A glut of other boats are expected to finished between 1930hrs Saturday and just after 0100 Sunday. (Don't forget the CYCA will be open throughout the evening, with hot-food options available.)

Stay tuned for more throughout the night and tomorrow on this website and on CYCA social-media channels.

For all the latest on the Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore series – and to get involved in the conversation on social media – use and follow the hashtag #AudiCentreSydneyBWPS and visit the official series website: Visit the Yacht Tracker to follow them home, and stay locked on the live standings to stay up-to-date with the latest action.