The Sydney-Hobart Race is my lifelong dream, which has now materialised… It has been a challenging race; for the final eight hours we had the weather for which the Sydney-Hobart Race is known: 45 knots in gusts over 50 knots with very big seas, which Zefiro took well.
Owner SW100 Zefiro
Rolex Sydney-Hobart is considered one of the most challenging races in the world. Most of the yachts attending this regatta are fully decked out and are dedicated ocean-racing yachts, but Southern Wind 100 Zefiro – finishing the race in 13th place from 94 competitors (10 retired) – has disclosed to everybody her high-performance soul.
Zefiro’s arrival time was three days, six minutes and 19 seconds: an excellent result for a cruising yacht such as a Southern Wind 100-footer. With the Sydney-Hobart experience, one could certainly enjoy the sense of performance in comfort and safety.
‘My goal was to arrive safe and sound, without injuries to the crew and with no damages to the yacht and material. This was achieved, the crew was excellent and the camaraderie superb. Now we can look forward to new adventures.’