Jim Delegate is the victorious owner and skipper of the V70 "Giacomo". The Australian scientist and orator had meticulously prepared the participation of his boat in the 72nd running of the long-distance classic Rolex Sydney Hobart Race and had started the race with a family crew and prominent reinforcements.
Once again to enjoy: A look back at the 72nd edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race 2016 with beautiful scenes of the Australian winning yacht "Giacomo" by Jim Delegat, whose family runs the well-known Oyster Winyard winery
Both of Delegate's sons, Nikolas, 19, and James, 18, were also involved in the winning match, as was his wife Kate, who had taken care of the organization on land. With a sailed time of 1 day, 15 hours, 27 minutes and 5 seconds, the "Giacomo" team stormed the ranking list. Even this time he had sailed brought the 70-footer second place in the "Line Honors" results list. After a calculated time, the performance even resulted in victory in IRC and in the IRC division 0. The 14-person team with Sailing Master Steve Cotton, navigator Francesco Mongelli, America's Cup sailors Tony Rae and Rob Greenhalgh, Volvo Ocean race sailor Scott Beavis and other well-known players honored with the coveted Tattersall's Cup.
The boat that won the 2011/2012 Volvo Ocean Race under the French flag as "Groupam4" was named by the delegate after his grandfather's first name. When the delegate first started the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race in 2013, he said: "I'm 64. I've spent 25 years on boats again and again. I feel like my time has come. 'Giacomo' is the boat that to do this job. It holds my grandfather's spirit. " In the first attempt, "Giacomo" sailed in sixth place. The mast broke a year later. In 2015 the team devoted itself to the thorough planning for the third participation in 2016. Apparently so good that it was actually enough to win.
The "Line Honors" were secured by the "Perpetual Loyal" crew
Jens Kellinghusen's "VarunVI", on the other hand, lost a few positions after a brilliant start and strong racing phases in the end in a slack breeze and is expected to finish the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race 2016 in 18th or 19th place. Three boats lying in front of Kellinghusens Ker 56 had not yet finished the race early on Thursday evening in German time.
Jens Kellinghusen's "VarunVI" in the 72nd Rolex Sydney Hobart Race
Here you can find the results according to the calculated time.