Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht

In 1971 Jim Kilroy’s Kialoa II – the second in a string of successful racing yachts bearing that name – came to Australia to compete in the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Some 46 years later the restored Kialoa II has returned to the race under the ownership of Paddy and Keith Broughton and – despite breaking her boom barely halfway to Hobart – completed the 630 nautical mile course six hours faster than her Line Honours winning time in 1971. Invoking the spirit of her 1970s run to Hobart all…

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