Melbourne yacht back in running for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Melbourne sailor Robert Date is confident he will be on the starting line on Boxing Day after emergency repairs to his Sydney 38 Scarlet Runner.

It was all gloom and doom just ten days ago when another Sydney 38, X3, speared into Scarlet Runner in the very first race of the Rolex Trophy One Design Series, the series Date and crew had been looking to to get them up to speed for the marathon to Hobart.