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Rolex Sydney Hobart: North Sails-powered TP52 Celestial declared the Overall Winner

by North Sails 1 Jan 2023 11:51 NZDT 1 January 2023
TP52 Celestial (Sam Haynes) overall winner of the 2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race © North Sails

The waiting game is over for North Sails-powered TP52 Celestial, who has been declared the Overall Winner of the 2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

Hoisting the coveted Tattersall Trophy to celebrate the Celestial's victory is a massive achievement for longtime North Sails friend and customer Sam Haynes, whose hopes of victory were dashed last year by protest. In addition to Overall Winner Celestial, North Sails was onboard with five of the top ten finishers.

Haynes commented on the team's win:

"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. It was hard waiting (to be told one way or the other). It was extremely difficult waiting. We couldn't really enjoy the experience until now. I'm so proud of the whole background - our program - and to sail against the best IRC fleet I've sailed in, ever."

Haynes works closely with the North team in Australia, and North Team Rider Rob Greenhalgh was on board for the 2022 win. Many of the North Sails team are multi-year Sydney-Hobart veterans and were participating in this year's edition of the "Great Race."

With the 2022 results stamped in history, it's time for a well-deserved rest.

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