The lead up to the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

On board Lahana during the Cabbage Tree Island Race, November 16. Photo: Dallas Kilponen
On board Lahana during the Cabbage Tree Island Race, November 16. Photo: Dallas Kilponen
Bowman Paul McEnearnery on board during the start of race two. Photo: Dallas Kilponen

Bowman Paul McEnearnery on board during the start of race two. Photo: Dallas Kilponen

The crew on board during the start of race two on Sunday, December 16. Photo: Dallas Kilponen

The crew on board during the start of race two on Sunday, December 16. Photo: Dallas Kilponen

Lahana in race one of the CYCA Trophy Passage Series. Photo: Dallas Kilponen

Lahana in race one of the CYCA Trophy Passage Series. Photo: Dallas Kilponen

Skipper Peter Millard on board in race one of the CYCA Trophy Passage Series. Photo: Dallas Kilponen

Skipper Peter Millard on board in race one of the CYCA Trophy Passage Series. Photo: Dallas Kilponen

On board during the Cabbage Tree Island Race. Photo: Dallas Kilponen

On board during the Cabbage Tree Island Race. Photo: Dallas Kilponen

Ninety eight foot super maxi, Lahana, leading the fleet in race one of the CYCA Trophy Passage Series on December 15. Photo: Dallas Kilponen

Ninety eight foot super maxi, Lahana, leading the fleet in race one of the CYCA Trophy Passage Series on December 15. Photo: Dallas Kilponen

The crew of Lahana after the start of the 2012 SOLAS Big Boat Day on Sydney Harbour. Photo: Dallas Kilponen

The crew of Lahana after the start of the 2012 SOLAS Big Boat Day on Sydney Harbour. Photo: Dallas Kilponen

The crew on board minutes after the start of the SOLAS Big Boat Day. Photo: Dallas Kilponen

The crew on board minutes after the start of the SOLAS Big Boat Day. Photo: Dallas Kilponen

Tony "Steel" Hearder on board as they approach the start line of the SOLAS Big Boat Day. Photo: Dallas Kilponen

Tony "Steel" Hearder on board as they approach the start line of the SOLAS Big Boat Day. Photo: Dallas Kilponen

Captain Geoff Cropley hunting for boat speed on board the Lahana as she passes under North Head in the final stages of the Cabbage Tree Island Race. Photo: Dallas Kilponen

Captain Geoff Cropley hunting for boat speed on board the Lahana as she passes under North Head in the final stages of the Cabbage Tree Island Race. Photo: Dallas Kilponen