Positive tests reduce Sydney Hobart fleet

Sydney, Australia (December 25, 2021) – The 2021 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race fleet stands at 91 following the withdrawal today of Jim Cooney’s Volvo Open 70 Willow and the Infiniti 46R Maverick 49 owned by Quentin Stewart.

When all race participants of the 76th edition snaked through Cruising Yacht Club of Australia on December 23 to undergo COVID tests, three of Cooney’s crew had tested positive. His yacht Willow was to be amongst the front runners behind the 100-footers.

Stewart has not reported any COVID-19 cases but told the CYCA he was withdrawing because he did not want to take the risk…

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