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SYDNEY TO HOBART YACHT RACE 1998

 

       FOXTEL 2UE TITAN FORD
              MAP POSITIONS 
 

 

              STAN HAS RECENTLY BECOME THE PROUD PART OWNER 
   OF " MORNING MIST III " THE YACHT HAS RECENTLY BEEN 
   RENAMED THE "FOXTEL 2UE TITAN FORD " . SOMEHOW I THINK
   THE OLD NAME SEEMS MORE SUITABLE FOR A YACHT . SINCE 
   TAKING THE BOAT OVER THE 3 NEW OWNERS ( JULIE HODDER , 
   PETER SORENSON AND STAN ZEMANEK )THE BOAT HAS BEEN 
   ENJOYING A FAIR AMOUNT OF SUCCESS . THEY WON THIER 
   DIVISION IN THE "HAYMAN ISLAND BIG BOAT SERIES "IN 1998 .
   AS WELL AS HAVING SECURED PLACINGS IN OTHER RACES UP 
   AND DOWN THE EAST COAST OF AUSTRALIA
             IN 1998 STAN AND THE OTHER CO - OWNERS DECIDED TO 
   ENTER THE BIGGEST RACE ON THE AUSTRALIAN YACHTING 
   CALENDAR THE " SYDNEY TO HOBART YACHT RACE " WHILE STAN 
   AND THE FELLOW OWNERS WOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT UNDER 
   NORMAL CONDITIONS THIS WOULD BE A TOUGH AND GRUELLING
   RACE FOR ANY BOAT .
                THIS YEARS RACE THOUGH WAS TO BECOME THE WORSE 
   IN IT'S 54 YEAR HISTORY . THE RACE THIS YEAR WOULD CLAIM 6 
   LIFES , COUNTLESS INJURIES AND CAUSE OVER HALF THE FLEET
   TO RETIRE . STAN HIMSELF HAD BRUISED RIBS AFTER THE STORM
   THOUGH HE AND HIS YACHT MANAGED TO MAKE IT TO THE END .
   COMING IN 14TH OVERALL AND 3RD IN THE CHANNEL DIVISION .
   THOUGH IT IS STILL A BIT OF A MYSTERY WHAT THE CHANNEL
   DIVISION IS AND ACCORDING TO ONE OF THE CREW ON THE 
   YACHT IT'S ALL A BIT OF A CHOOK RAFFLE .
                 THE FIRST YACHT TO FINISH WAS "SAYONARA" WITH 
    "BRINDABELLA" AND "AUSMAID" MAKING UP THE PLACES . THE .
    OVERALL WINNER ON HANDICAP WAS THE N.S.W. YACHT 
    "MIDNIGHT RAMBLER"
                  WHILE THIS MAYBE A SPORT FOR THE RICH ALONE AND 
    FOR MOST OF THE YEAR HOLD LITTLE INTEREST FOR MOST 
    AUSTRALIANS . THIS IS NOT A SPORT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED .
    STAN AND THE FOXTEL  2UE TITAN FORD AND ITS CREW WILL
    BE LINING UP AGAIN THIS YEAR FOR ANOTHER GO AT THE 
    SYDNEY TO HOBART YACHT RACE .  `
                    AT MOMENT I AM TRYING TO GET STAN'S VERSION 
    ON WHAT THE RACE WAS TRULY LIKE . AS SOON AS I CAN I WILL 
    ADD IT TO THIS PAGE .
 

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