That final race for Jock was won by the United States multi-millionaire, John Kilroy, with the 73-foot aluminium yawl, Kialoa II. She finished just before midnight on December 29 giving her line honours, three hours in front of Buccaneer, which in turn finished five minutes in front of another millionaire-owned maxi-yacht, Ondine II. Wealth, fibreglass, steel and an arrray of instruments inconceivable to those early pioneering ocean racers which left Sydney on Boxing Day 1945, have taken over from timber, hand-tools and generations of skill. It was truly, the end of an era.
Jock Muir dons oilskins and souwester during the rough passage across Bass Strait on board Patsy of Island Bay,in the 1970 Sydney - Hobart race.