Georgia Racing


The Sinking of "Georgia" in the Sydney to Hobart Race

Saturday, December 27, 2008

"There was a bang ... the rudder was ripped out ... she was going down" by Josh Gidney, Jacquelin Magnay and Edmund Tadros, The Sun-Herald, Australia It was champagne sailing for the 24-crew aboard Georgia - then their Sydney to Hobart went horribly wrong.  Thirty-two nautical miles off Jervis Bay, in darkness, they hit something in the water. "There was a loud bang.  Then there was a second large bang and the rudder was ripped out of the back of the boat," co-skipper Graeme Ainley said. Tactician Matt Hannaford likened the sound to "lightning going off". "We had two sails Read more