STORY: Andoo Comanche crossed the Derwent River finish line about 1 a.m. local time (1400 GMT), taking one day, 11 hours, 56 minutes and 48 seconds to complete the 628-nautical mile bluewater classic, according to organiser the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.
The win was the fourth for the supermaxi yacht, after wins in 2015, 2017 and 2019 under different ownership and the name Comanche. It was the second year in a row that LawConnect placed second.
"The boat's awesome. Everything from the design to the feel of it to the records that it holds, the legacy that it will hold. I'm just glad we can be a part of that and we didn't shame it, hopefully we added to its glory," Andoo Comanche skipper John Winning Jr told reporters in Hobart, Tasmania.
Andoo Comanche set the pace down Australia's east coast from the start but LawConnect put up a strong challenge, according to race commentators, and crossed the finish line just 24 minutes behind the winner.
Black Jack, the winner of the 2021 race, came in third.