Andoo Comanche has taken line honours in the 2022 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.
The 100-ft maxi, skippered by John Winning Jr, crossed the line about 1am on Wednesday in a time of 1 day, 11 hours, 56 minutes and 48 seconds.
“Congratulations to skipper John Winning Jr and crew,” the official Rolex Sydney Hobart account said on Twitter.
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Andoo Comanche had been poised to take the win earlier in the evening as it closed it on the finish line with LawConnect and Black Jack in pursuit in Storm Bay.
Andoo Comanche had been the favourite heading into the race.
This is a fourth line honours win for the boat, a Verdier/VPLP design, under a third different owner.
She first won as Comanche in 2015 for Jim and Kristy Clark.
The 2017 line honours win as LDV Comanche, when owned by Jim Cooney and Samantha Grant, was achieved in a time of 1 day, 9 hours, 15 minutes and 24 seconds, which still stands as the race record.
Cooney and Grant also won line honours with Comanche in the 75th anniversary race in 2019.
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