Intrepid PR professional Mike O'Reilly spent half of December on the ocean waves as the passionate sailor completed his inaugural Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race as a crew member aboard the SA-based racing yacht Pale Ale Rager.

Mariner Mike not only manned the sails on the Elliott 56 yacht on the 1170 km maritime marathon, he played a central role in helping skipper Dr. Gary Shanks prepare for the race and deliver the yacht from Adelaide to Sydney. He also helped with media reports and filmed the epic for promotional purposes.

Ten years after surviving the fatal storm of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Race, South Australia’s most competitive offshore yacht ‘Rager’ completed its ninth race to Hobart last month. Rager was the 25th boat across the line in the 64th Sydney to Hobart race, completing it in two days, 16 hours and 42 minutes. The after-race party took even longer.

For a more detailed report of Rager's performance, check out this SailWorld.com report

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