Life after Koomooloo

At 9.30am, on the second day of last year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, about 60 miles off the New South Wales town of Narooma, Queenslander Mike Freebairn’s world began to come apart at the seams. Koomooloo, the beautiful timber ocean racing veteran that he and his father had so painstakingly restored was sinking.