Sydney, Australia: 6th December 2016
Ludde Ingvall’s super maxi CQS arrived in Sydney today from Auckland, New Zealand, having left last Thursday. The crew said they’d had a very good shake down.
Ludde Ingvall said he was very excited to see the boat arrive in her home port again, “after the huge effort by the whole team of designers, builders and engineers, it was a very significant moment when she came through the Heads. We have a number of tweaks and modifications to make and it will take a few days to iron them out. The only disappointment the crew had was that they didn’t catch any fish because they were going too fast.”
Once they have cleared customs, the yacht will dock at the Sydney’s Birkenhead Point Marina, where it will be based until the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart race on Boxing Day.
The crew now have three weeks of intensive training and preparations for the race to Hobart.
Ludde and his cousin and sponsor, Sir Michael Hintze, will have their first sail together on CQS a few days before the start of the Rolex Sydney to Hobart race, which will be the realisation of a dream that started on Boxing Day 2014, while watching the start of that year’s race.