Mark Twain Is Prepared To Sail Once Again

Literally, it is hard as teak. Different from all-carbon fiber, the yacht Mark Twain, which is a multimillion-dollar super maxi and skippered by legend Michael Spies participating in Sydney to Hobart yacht race have been built of wood along with a hull of fiberglass.

The yacht was built in the year 1971 and in Sydney itself. It was the first boat to take part in 25 Sydney to Hobart. There was an achievement that she performed in the year 2002. Bryan Northcote, its navigator said, “It was the Ichi Ban of 1971,” After that, this yacht did not take part in any race. Spies is the one who has finished 41 Sydney to Hobart and this is one who has claimed an overall win as well as the line honors, bought Mark Twain in Victoria last year and from that time busy in restoring this venerable racer. He said “It takes longer than ever for everything. Obviously, everything is not like the job of five minutes. You keep on searching the ongoing legacies. Anyone who claims their boat is 100 percent prepared ahead of the race is bullshitting”,

Stafford, the skipper of the boat said, “Yes, I admit, I said in the couple of days I will fix everything on this yacht but it took more than required time,” Now, he is looking forward to completing his first Hobart, with a grin.

However, for Spies, all the efforts he has put in overhauling of a boat has not the waste of time. He said, “For me, it will be rewarding to go on race on such a yacht. Unlike the previous years, when I used to jump on any boat after coming in the race and start sailing. This time I have put my efforts to shape it.” ¬†Though Mark Twain has gone old, there are enough chances present that it will take the overall honors.