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We made it!! Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

The Bucket List just got an item ticked, we came 59th on Line Honours. The goal for me was to finish so i’m extremely happy. Even thinking of doing again. The iphone came thru with the goods, enclosed in the lifeproof case.

Edited video of the trip south is coming soon. Below is what was captured, edited and sent from the iphone 1 hour into the race (it took us 4 1/2 days to reach Hobart).  The iPhone proved itself to be a solid capture device, more than capable of editing photos and video, transmit device thru the wordpress app and using Google earth a good way to track the other yachts.

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race with an iPhone

Starting Dec 26, I will be sailing in the 67th Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. The plan to is capture, edit and upload images and videos from an iPhone 4S in a Lifeproof iPhone Case. The images and video will appear on the Menace Website. At some stages we will be out of normal mobile phone range of the iPhone, so we have a bigger aerial connected to the boat, a modem to create a wi-fi access point to enable us to transit for longer. Heading across Bass Straight we will have no coverage but once we get near the Tasmanian coast I should be able to send more images.  Using only the iPhone will create a few challenges but its all part of the fun.


Disclaimer 1 – I will also be using a GoPro camera but these images will be used later.

Disclaimer 2 – This is a personal challenge, I have received no money from Rolex, Apple, Lifeproof or Gopro  (If they want to pay, please contact me), 🙂