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Spirit of the Maid on Sydney Harbour

09 January, 2011 | My Nikon Life | Comments

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Nikon Australia sponsors Spirit of the MaidĀ, a Volvo Ocean 60ft racing yacht which has a long and illustrious history of international yacht racing. The Nikon Spirit of the Maid was one of 17 boats competing in the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge yesterday on Sydney harbor.

It was a fantastic day on Sydney Harbour with crews and spectators alike joining in the pre-Christmas spirit. With all the excitement of Oprah Winfrey’s talk show being filmed at Sydney Opera House and the harbour full of spectator craft, the crew had some tight navigation on their hands.

The Nikon Spirit of the Maid


The Nikon Spirit of the Maid was one of a number of boats that offered places onboard as part of a fundraising raffle. Proceeds were donated to Safety of Life at Sea Trusts (SOLAS) which were established after the stormy 1998 Sydney to Hobart yacht Race. More than $550,000 was raised for support and rescue operations at sea Australia-wide.

The Nikon Spirit of the Maid


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