For Seb Bohm and his crew on the Rogers 47 Smuggler, the end of the Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race was not just the finish of a race but also a stepping stone to the next offshore adventure. With only a few days to recover and prepare the boat, the team embarked on the Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race starting at 1100hrs Friday 2 August.
After the exciting start which was shared by yachts in both the Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race and the Lendlease Brisbane to Hamilton Island Yacht Race it was Smuggler leading the pack from that point on.
With fast paced southerly breezes Smuggler were able to make it to the finish line in Keppel Bay in just 1 day 4 hours 5 minutes, five hours ahead of the next yacht. With such a great run up the coast they were able to not only take out line honours victory but also were able to claim top spot in both IRC Overall and PHS.