German boat Rockall the first retirement in a benign Rolex Sydney Hobart

The 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has its first retirement, the German TP52 Rockall, which suffered a broken rudder 60 nm south of Eden this morning and is making for Eden, apparently with police assistance.

No further details are available.

Rockall is owned by Christopher Opielok, a seasoned sailor, whose record includes winning two Admiral’s Cups.

The remaining Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race stands at 101.

Pantaenius Sailing
M.O.S.S Australia
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Lagoon 51
Coursemaster Autopilot
M.O.S.S Australia
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