Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
20 Dec 14
Australia's premier ocean race has always had an international flavour; Captain Illingworth, who started the whole Sydney Hobart thing was, after all, an Englishman.
Jim Gale, RSHYR media
"Our success was mainly due to consistency" said Beckmann after the last race was abandoned for lack of wind "provided by our tactician and the team work and chemistry of the team we kept in fun. The competition was stiff with many countries good veteran sailors. We got a good jump the first day of racing and able to build on that. The last few days of racing were variable allowing different teams to show their strengths. In the end we were able to mintain our lead".
Marvin "The Martian" Beckmann (cartoon character he was used to watch at TV when he was a child) adds now to his personal roll of honors a new smart result after winning recently the Jaguar Cup in Miami and the North American Championship.
In the final results second overall is Raging Rooster skippered by American Peter S. Dunkan with Olympic champion Judson Smith and bowman Thomas Blackwell.
Swedish Blu skippered by European champion Ante Razmilovich (Hong Kong) together with American Chris Larson and Stuart Flinn finished in third place.
Organized by the Yacht Club Cala de'Medici in Rosignano, Tuscany, Italy. Full results are availalbe on the regatta website.
1. The Martian (USA) - Marvin Beckmann - 34pts
2. Raging Rooster (USA) - Peter S Dunkan - 46pts
3. Swedish Blue (HKG) - Ante Razmilovic - 55pts