23 Dec 2010

Two boats withdraw from Sydney to Hobart

6:12 pm on 23 December 2010

The Sydney to Hobart fleet is down to 87 with the skippers of Papillon and Wild Rose withdrawing both yachts today.

Wild Rose, initially entered as a back-up to race hopeful Vamp, is not required as Vamp can safely take its place for the gruelling 1170km race.

First-timer Papillon was forced to withdraw after it suffered damage to the keel over the weekend.