Shogun Gets Close, 2nd in IRC-1 and 3rd Overall

The overall winner of the 2010 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the winner on corrected time, is Secret Men’s Business 3.5.

It was a three-way battle for the Tattersall’s Cup between Geoff Boettcher’s South Australian yacht Secret Men’s Business 3.5, the long-time frontrunner Darryl Hodgkinson’s Beneteau First 45 Victoire from Sydney and the appropriately named Local Hero, Peter Moseley’s 36-footer from Sydney’s Middle Harbour Yacht Club.

Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI, the line honours winner, and Niklas Zennstrom’s Ran each survived a race committee protest, allowing the four-time line honours winner Wild Oats XI to make it five in six years.

Shogun, a Judel Vrolijk designed TP52, corrected to about an half hour finish behind Secret Men’s Business 3.5, good enough for a 2nd in Class IRC-1 and 3rd overall in IRC.

Ragamuffin made it to 9th in class. Disappointing after their strong start, they never recovered from most of the fleet slipping past them to weather.