1954 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
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The 1954 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race was won on handicap by Solveig, making her the overall winner in 1954. She had obtained line honours in 1953. The 36-foot double ender that was built in 1950 in Sydney by the Norwegian boatyard, Halvorsen & Sons, was fabricated of Huon Pine, a rare wood, the second-oldest organism known to mankind, and found only in the rain-forests of Tasmania. Solveig is still a sound vessel, lying off Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.