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Comanche skipper wins Sydney Hobart on ‘calculated’ risk

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Supermaxi Comanche takes Line Honours in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. The third for Comanche and the second for the Cooney family.

Having been in a tug of war with fellow competitor Scallywag, Comanche took line honours after having nearly come to a standstill with the finish in sight.

Luke Davis and Julian King spoke with skipper and owner Jim Cooney about his latest win that involved a shaky start and frustrating finish.

Cooney shares that he just wanted to, “show the world what this boat can do,” and that a calculated risk to go out wide helped the supermaxi claim the John H Illingworth Challenge Cup.

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