In Pictures: The 77th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

The 30.5-metre Andoo Comanche, skippered by John Winning Jr, has taken Line Honours in the 2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Crossing the finish line off Hobart at 00:57 on Wednesday, 28 December, the maxi completed the 628 nautical mile course in a time of one day 11 hours 56 minutes 48 seconds.77th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht RacePaying tribute to his team during the dockside award ceremony, Winning said “Everyone played their part and performed impeccably. We have the utmost respect for each other, which is testament to the character and skill of the individuals.”77th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race“It is an incredible ocean race, something quite special,” Winning continued. “Equal amounts of effort will have gone into all the yachts competing in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. The three other 100 footers especially kept us honest, and I would like to congratulate them for an amazing competition. They did not let us feel comfortable for a second.”77th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race77th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race77th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht RaceThis is the fourth time the Verdier Yacht Design & VPLP-designed yacht has secured line honours at the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, under three different owners. Notably in 2017, as LDV Comanche she completed the course in the record-time of one day nine hours 15 minutes 24 seconds.77th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race77th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race77th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht RaceOverall Winner Celestial yacht team at Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2022Photo: Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht RaceThe TP52 Celestial, skippered by Sam Haynes, was declared the overall winner of the 2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. "It’s like an elation – it’s huge for me and the crew. I can’t believe it; it’s a bit of a life changer," an excited Haynes said.Celestial yacht at Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2022Photo: Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht RaceCelestial yacht at Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2022Photo: Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race77th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race