Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 - Alex McKinnon pictures from VO60 - Merit

Michael Cocks spikes the spinnaker for retrieval. - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Photographer Alex McKinnon joined the crew of VO60, Merit, for their training run on a delightfully sunny Sydney Harbour.

Bryan Bailie behind the helm of the VO60, Merit. - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Matt Cubit and the gang hoist the spinnaker. - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Maureen Hand and company retrieve the headsail. - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Michael Crook brings the mainsail’s outhaul on. - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Merit under kite and passing one of Sydney’s iconic Harbour ferries. - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Returning back down Sydney Harbour after training. - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Crew briefing before the training session on Merit. - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Grinding away on board the VO60, Merit. - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Michael Cocks takes the new headsail for’ard in readiness for a change. - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race