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Hitching a ride!

On Boxing Day Thursday December 26th, 1991 the world famous Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race had begun. Weather and sea was rather rough by Friday 27th December.

In the meanwhile, Compass Airlines had ceased operations on December 20th, 1991 as the airline encountered huge financial problems. Around 125, 000 passengers were left stranded at various ports of call.