Sydney to Hobart winner Perpetual Loyal spotted in Newcastle harbour

LOYAL: Perpetual Loyal enjoys dusk in the shadow of Stockton. Picture: Paul Scott
LOYAL: Perpetual Loyal enjoys dusk in the shadow of Stockton. Picture: Paul Scott

SYDNEY to Hobart...to Newcastle?

Super maxi Perpetual Loyal was spotted in Newcastle harbour on Wednesday evening less than two weeks after the Anthony Bell-owned yacht sliced from NSW to Tasmania in an official (and record) time of one day, 13 hours, 31 minutes and 20 seconds. 

The record-setting race late last year followed Perpetual Loyal bowing out early in two preceding Sydney to Hobarts.

Rudder damage ruled it out in 2015, a year after it was forced to withdraw after striking an unidentified object.