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AUDIO | 28 December 2019 position report "Sked" with the fleet

AUDIO | 28 December 2019 position report "Sked" with the fleet
QUEST, Sail No: 52002, Bow No: O2, Owner: Bob Steel, Skipper: Craig Neil Bob Steel, Design: Farr Tp52, Club: CYCA ©Rolex/Kurt Arrigo

AUDIO | 28 December 2019 position report "Sked" with the fleet

Listen to the replay of the 28 December 2019 0735 position report schedule conducted with the Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet today

Position reports are provided by boats by HF radio in “skeds” conducted by a team headed by Past CYCA Commodore David Kellett on the Radio Relay Vessel MV JBW kindly made available to CYCA by John Winning of Appliances Online.  The standby radio relay vessel is STS Young Endeavour, which is also accompanying the fleet South to Hobart.

Due to the size of the fleet boats have been divided into two groups, and the skeds are conducted separately with each group.  The first group is the boats entered in Divisions 0 – 3 of the IRC category, and the second group is the rest of the fleet.  With the assistance of Kordia, the skeds are streamed through the race website. 

This is a recording of the sked conducted with the second group of boats on 28 December, with the static and atmospheric interference just as the boats hear it.