2015 Darwin Dili Yacht Rally Record Smashed

The 2015 Darwin Dili Yacht Rally which started from Darwin of Saturday 11 July 2015 at 1100 hours changed from a quiet start with gentle breezes to fresher conditions which allowed Antipodes, Line Honours favourite, to reach Dili in a record breaking time of 42h 59m.

The yacht Antipodes, a Smith Santa Cruz 72, owned by Geoff Hill, was first over the start line and lead the fleet of 5 yachts out of the harbour. The new record replaces that of Australian Maid in 2013 who finished in 52h 7m. Antipodes was followed into Dili by Finally, Skye Melody, NT Evolution and Annadora III ovewr the course of Tuesday and Wednesday. Elapsed times can be seen online at http://yb.tl/d2d2015 or click on the Quicklink below on this page. Final results on handicap can be found using the Quicklink below or at http://sailtimorleste.org/rally.

The Government of Timor-Leste has provided a generous USD$15,000 prize money pool for the 2015 Rally. Added to this is the continued generous sponsorship by TooWheels Adventures committing USD$2,500 towards trophies and a cash prize for the last yacht over the line in 2015.

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