2008 Hobart fleet head towards 110

Rolex Sydney Hobart start
95 Applications for entry for the 2008 Rolex Sydney to Hobart race, so far with more coming in. The absolute deadline is 5pm on Monday 3rd of November and as Cruising Yacht Club of Australia sailing manager Justine Kirkjian reminds sailors, the application deadline will NOT be extended.

With 95, 13 more than last year’s 82 starters, the CYCA is expecting the usual late rush of paperwork on Monday and the numbers could approach 110.

'Interest in this year’s race is strong and indications are it will be one of the largest fleets in a decade,' said CYCA Commodore Matt Allen.

Applications have been received from around the world, Germany, GBR, Netherlands, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Russia, Switzerland,

All six Australian states and the ACT are represented in the list of applications for entry.

Since the 1998 Sydney Hobart the average fleet size has been 78.8 with a peak of 116 starters in 2004 for the 60th anniversary Rolex Sydney Hobart.

Applications for entry for the 64th edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart close on Monday 3 November 2008 at 1700hrs at Rushcutters Bay.

Here is application for entry list up to mid afternoon on Friday October 31st, there were more later which have not yet been collated.

  Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2008 - Applications
 SailNoNameOwner StateDivDesignLOA (m)LOA (ft)Draft
1FRA899541SUDJean-Luc Esplaas NCIRCArchambault 4012.00402.40
2 5612AbracadabraJames MurchisonNSWPHSTripp 4714.30472.75
3 8338AFR Midnight RamblerSue Psaltis/ Bob ThomasNSWIRCFarr 40 Mod12.41402.45
4 10000ASM - BrindabellaAndrew ShortNSWIRCJutson 7924.07794.27
5USA50062ASM - Shockwave 5Andrew ShortNSWIRCReichel/Pugh 8024.4804.12
6B331AudaciousGreg Clinnick & Paul HoldenVICIRC/ODSydney 3811.78382.69
7 4057AuroraJim & Mary HolleyNSWIRCFarr 40 - One Off12.21402.25
8SM377BacardiMartin PowerVICIRCPeterson 4413.34442.40
9 7771BalancePaul ClitheroeNSWIRCSydney 4714.2473.10
10 52566Black JackPeter HarburgQLDIRCReichel Pugh 6620.24664.51
11R22BomboraGreg TobinVICIRCLyons 4012.17402.61
12Q40BroadswordSimon WoodNSWIRCArchambault 4011.99402.38
13 TBACator Of Margaret RiverRoger McMillanWACruisVan De Stadt 3711.15371.95
14SM8Chance of ShenvalRobert GreenVICPHSFarr 3912.00391.83
15RQ1920Charlie's DreamPeter LewisQLDPHS/cruis?Bluewater 45013.7451.70
16R33ChutzpahBruce TaylorVICIRCIRC 4012.3402.70
17 6689CopernicusGreg ZynerNSWIRCRadford 12m11.99402.10
18SM5200Cougar IIAlan WhiteleyVICIRCTP5215.85523.3
19YC560Doctel RagerGary ShanksSAIRCElliott 5617.10563.64
20 826Dream LoverRick MorganQLDPHSMBD 4012.47402.66
21MH60EleniTony LevettNSWIRC/ODSydney 3811.78382.62
22F108FinistereRobert ThomasWAIRCDavidson 5015.4503.75
23 7551Flying Fish ArctosFlying Fish AustraliaNSWPHSRadford 16.416.36542.74
24SM1000GeorgiaJohn Williams/Graeme AinleyVICIRCFarr 5316.05533.25
25 8880GoldfingerP Blake/K MitchellVICIRCFarr 5215.79523.25
26 262Helsal IIITony Fisher/Rob FisherTASPHSAdams 2020.00653.50
27H262Helsal IVTony Fisher/Sally SmithTASPHSDynamique 62 18.65622.45
28AUSO3Ichi BanMatt AllenNSWIRCJones 7021.50704.50
29MH106ImpeccableJohn WalkerNSWIRCPeterson 3310.23331.99
30F111IncaNoel SneedonNSWPHSVickers 4112.50411.75
31M762Inner CircleKen Robinson & Darren CooneyNSWIRCFarr 40 IOR12.24402.26
32SM5985INSXRobert SillVICIRCNSX 3811.63382.28
33 6654IsabellaJohn NolanNSWPHSHanse 400 E12.10401.98
34S390Jazz PlayerAndrew LawrenceVICIRCBakewell-White 3911.92392.68
35 5790GBRJus' do it 3Ian DarbyScotland, UKIRCBeneteau 47.714.60482.74
36 6146Kioni - Global Yacht RacingGlobal Yacht RacingUK Beneteau First 47.714.5472.90
37 55555Krakatoa IIRod SkelletNSWPHSPogo 4012.18403.00
38 6082Leukaemia FoundationR Holstein/S KellieNSWIRC/ODSydney 3811.78382.65
39AUS98888LimitAlan BriertyWAIRCReichel Pugh 6219.50624.00
40 43218LimitAlan BriertyWAIRCCorby 4914.93493.05
41 3663Lloyds Brokers - Too ImpetuousRudy WeberQLDPHSHolland 4312.88422.34
42BRU1MahligaiMurray Owens & Jenny KingsNSWPHSSydney 4614.27462.74
43A19Maluka of KermandieSean LangmanNSWIRCGaff9.1302
44G5038Morris Finance CinquanteIan MurrayVICIRC/ODSydney 3811.78382.62
45 8447Mr Beaks RibsDavid BeakNSWIRCFirst 44.713.353.972.64
46F550Mustang SallyWarren BattNZIRCFarr 4614.1462.80
47 325Nest PropertyMurray WilkesTASIRCTraditional 309.14301.65
48GBR5698RNoonmark VISir Geoffrey MulcahyUKIRCSwan 5617.19563.40
49 2999ObsessionObsession SyndicateNSWPHSSydney 38 Mod11.78382.69
50N9One For The RoadKym ButlerNSWIRCNorthshore 3711.22372.50
51CR1Optimus PrimeTrevor TaylorWAIRCMarten 4915.05493.60
52SUI1Pachamama: Swiss Top to Top Global Climate ExpeditionDario SchwoererSUICruisNivelt 5015.28502.37
53N40PapillonPhil MolonyNSWIRCArchambault 4011.99402.37
54NED1261Pinta - MAtse BleiNEDIRCS & S 4112.39402.09
55 533PippinRoger SayersQLDCruisFarr 3711.4372.70
56 5474PirelliLes GoodridgeNSWPHSFarr 6519.70653.60
57 6197PiscesDavid TaylorTASIRCSydney 3610.97362.29
58MH7Pla LomaRob ReynoldsNSWPHSDK4313432.80
59 5527Polaris of BelmontChris DaweNSWIRCCole 4313.20432.1
60 8899Quantum RacingRay RobertsNSWIRCCookson 5015.23503.52
61 52002QuestRobert SteelNSWIRCTP 5215.84####3.18
62 2001QuetzalcoatlAntony SweetappleNSWPHSJones 4012.33402.71
63AUS70RagamuffinSyd FischerNSWIRCTP5215.85523.19
64B45RushIan & John PatersonVICIRCCorel 4513.80452.92
65 3724SalonaPhillip KingNSWPHSSalona 3711.29372.28
66G5905SamoyaGarry RoseVICCruisNorthshore 4514451.82
67 780Sanyo MarisTomaszewski/Green/Kiernan/HawkeNSWIRCTasman Seabird11.15361.53
68R4Seahold Perie Banou IIJohn SandersWAIRCS & S 3911.77391.99
69 8300Secret Men Business #1Curtis/Trembath/SneedenNSWIRCMurray 4212.75422.78
70YC3300Secret Men Business 3Geoff BoettcherSAIRCReichel Pugh 4714.53473.30
71 4924ShePeter RodgersNSWPHSOlsen 40 Mod12.52402.3
72 370She's The CulpritTodd LearyTASIRCInglis 3911.96392.50
73R50ShogunR G HannaVICIRCCookson 5015.24503.50
74M10SkandiaGrant WharingtonVICIRCMaxi 30m30.00985.60
75 6686St JudeNoel CornishNSWIRCSydney 4714.20473.15
76 6188StrewthGeoff HillNSWIRCMKL4914.95493.25
77 8679Telecoinabox MeritLeo RodriguezQLDPHSVolvo 6019.26603.75
78SM47Terra FirmaNicholas BartelsVICIRCSydney 4714.30473.00
79 7027The GoatClayton/Foye/Peckman/GordonNSWIRC/ODSydney 3811.78382.62
80 6155The SquirrelPhil ChisholmNSWIRC/ODSydney 3811.78382.62
81K8913Time LordDonald MunroNZPHSBavaria 5014.99502.10
82M6Tow TruckAnthony PatersonNSWIRCKer 11.311.3372.37
83RUS8848Trading Network Alye ParusaOscar KonyukhowRUSPHSOpen 85 Maxi27.00884.65
84YC5974True NorthAndrew SaiesSAIRCBeneteau First 40.711.92402.40
85 8395TyphoonBarry KellyNSWIRCFarr 39511.98392.43
86 1195ValheruAnthony LyallTASIRCElliott 4313433.19
87GER6000Walross 4Akademischer Segler-Veneine VGERIRCNissen 5616.95562.85
88HW42WedgetailBill WildQLDIRCWelbourn 4212.80422.60
89AUS10001Wild Oats XIRobert I OatleyNSWIRCMaxi 30m30.00985.44
90SM360Wild SideMartin VaughanVICIRCSydney 36 CR10.97362.36
91NED118Winsome Harry J HeijstNEDIRCS & S 4112.74412.15
92 6952Wot NowGraeme WoodNSWIRCJudel Vroljik 5215.85523.24
93 6953Wot YotGraeme WoodNSWIRCTP 5215.85523.17
94 1836YendysGeoff RossNSWIRCReichel Pugh 5516.8553.50
95SM5558Young OnesIan MillerVICIRCYoung 11 (Mod)11.00362.45
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