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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - A gap of just six nautical miles By Rob Mundle, , 5:43 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - It was the space of just six nautical miles that made the difference when it came to Bob Oatley’s supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, claiming a historic eighth line honours in the 628 nautical mile Rolex Sydney Hobart race. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Veterans' day By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, , 4:31 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Have a look at the IRC standings, the list of boats leading the Rolex Sydney Hobart overall on handicap; it’s a long time since such venerable names have graced the top of the list en masse as they do today. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Don't tell the wife By Di Pearson, RSHYR Media, , 3:07 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Ever wondered about the cost of breaking and damaging gear – and the repercussions of it in a long race such as the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race? Well wonder no longer. Three boat owners confidentially whispered this morning 'Don’t tell the wife, but….' ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Victoire’s daring crab-pot adventure By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, , 2:13 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - the boats dock in Hobart so do the stories. Everyone has a tale to tell, some funny, some of outright terror, some apocryphal to tell about the Rolex Sydney Hobart. This morning Daryl Hodgkinson jumped off his Cookson 50 Victoire with a yarn about crabs, pots and British pluck under fire. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Tough Stuff Down the Tassie Coast *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 2:02 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
By nine a.m. this morning (Monday) ten boats were finished, amongst them several of the 50 footers arriving in a group just before 8am. The consistent theme amongst all those we interviewed was the strength of wind late yesterday on the run down the Tasmanian coast. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - First instructive round for Comanche By Anne Guillard, , 1:40 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Comanche was finally defeated by Wild Oats in Hobart. But the new record breaker has shown great potential in the medium and strong wind. It still remains to work on its performance in the low wind. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The rush for first place is on By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, , 1:24 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - It is going to be a busy day in Hobart, with more than two thirds of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race fleet expected to arrive into Hobart today. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Close racing marks individual skirmishes By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:07 PM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
The overnight and morning finishes have been marked by some very close racing in the Rolex Sydney Hobart race. The battle for third place was won by Ragamuffin (Syd Fischer), after the canting keel supermaxi dropped back significantly yesterday afternoon, and then powered through in the fresh northerly ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: An inside look at Comanche with Ken Read By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:50 PM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
Before the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, Ken Read, skipper of the US supermaxi Comanche gave this tour above and below decks of Jim and Kristy Clark's new 100ft flyer. ...
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Sail-World new format - Mac users - please read this!! By Sail-World, , 5:16 PM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
Sail-World is now running live in the changed website format. If you are running on a Mac with iOS please scroll to the bottom of the site and check that your region is set for your region and not some other. It can be correctly set up using the drop down boxes. Then go to the top, click refresh, and you should be away. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Wild Oats XI and Comanche Finish Images *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 12:20 PM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
The Comanche and Wild Oats XI teams were equally gracious in victory and defeat on the dockside in Hobart today. It had been a close fought battle and while Comanche had reeled Wild Oats XI back in overnight to within 9nm , there simply wasn't enough air to power up the American boat in the run across Storm Bay and up the Derwent River. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Wild Oats XI makes history + Video By Regattanews, , 11:36 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: In what skipper Mark Richards described as the crew’s most hard-fought line honours triumph, Wild Oats XI held off the impressive challenge posed by Comanche, the newly-launched entry from the United States. Completing the race in 2 days, 2 hours, 3 minutes and 26 seconds, Wild Oats XI finished eight hours shy of the race record she set in 2012. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Wedgetail suffers mast damage By Di Pearson, RSHYR media, , 10:01 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
After being dismasted a short time ago in the Rolex Sydney Hobart, Giacomo is motoring to the lee of Maria Island. In other race news, a very disappointed Bill Wild has retired his Reichel/Pugh 55, Wedgetail, from the race after suffering mast damage in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 628 nautical mile race at approximately 7.40pm off Schouten Island. All are safe and well on board. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - Comanche on warpath for revenge By Bruce Montgomery, RSHYR media, , 9:10 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: Spithill was one of six helmsmen on Comanche. 'We can’t leave it at that,' he declared after finishing in Hobart. He says that on his watch this morning the boat reached a top speed of 32 knots and knows what she is capable of. 'Everybody got to see the true potential of this boat at the start. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Carlo Borlenghi images - Final miles and finish By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:53 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
Top international yachting photographer, Carlo Borlenghi was in the air above the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race fleet and provided these images of the third day of racing in the classic ocean race, as the leaders closed in on the finish, and the dock celebrations by Wild Oats XI. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - The taste of success By Jim Gale, RSHYR media, , 8:06 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - 'This is the sweetest victory by far,' Wild Oats XI skipper Mark Richards declared today after steering the silver-grey thoroughbred to a record eighth line honours victory in the Rolex Sydney Hobart. 'To rewrite a bit of sailing history doesn’t come along every day. To win a Hobart is a great honour but to win an eighth; I can’t believe I am here,' Richards said. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race images by Andrea Francolini By Andrea Francolini, , 7:13 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
Photographer Andrea Francolini was on the water at 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race line honours finish and provided this gallery of images. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Images of Wild Oats XI Finish by Crosbie Lorimer *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 7:05 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
Wild Oats XI entered the Derwent River some forty minutes ahead of Comanche at the Iron Pot and gybed her way up river in 5-10 knot southeaster, bright sunshine and crystal clear light to take a record breaking eighth line honours win in this race at 3.03pm The size of spectator fleet that accompanied Wild Oats XI and the crowds on the dock were much the largest ever sen for this race. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Kiwi Volvo 70 loses rig off Tasmanian coast By Richard Gladwell, , 6:59 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
The Volvo 70 Giacomo lost her rig in the vicinity of Maria Island about 5.30pm local time yesterday evening. A second yacht Wedgetail (an RP55) lost the top off her mast in the same area at the same time. Giacomo is a Volvo 70 owned and skippered by Jim Delegat (NZL) and has a full New Zealand crew aboard ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Wild Oats XI takes number eight By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 3:55 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
Wild Oats XI finished at 303pm, with her big A2 flying. Her elapsed time was two days two hours three minutes and twenty six seconds 02:02:03:26 That was some eight hours outside the race record she set in 2012 of 1 day, 18 hours, 23 minutes and 12 seconds. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Day 2 images by Daniel Forster By Daniel Forster, , 3:50 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
At the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race photographer Daniel Forster was on the water and provided this gallery of images from Day 2. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Wild Oats XI scores comfortable 8th win By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 3:49 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
Wild Oats XI (Oatley family) has crossed the finish line for the Rolex Sydney Hobart race to take her eighth win in the offshore classic. She crossed the finish line in the Derwent River sailing on port tack with a big asymmetrical headsail flying, and accompanied by a bevy of spectator craft as she crossed the finish line at 3.00pm local time. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - First arrivals imminent By Regattanews, , 2:22 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Wild Oats XI is still leading the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart, some 38-nm from Hobart, and hoping to close in on a record eighth line honours win. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – Comanche hasn't quit yet By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, , 1:56 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The crew on the American super maxi Comanche have not thrown in the towel. They do not believe the race for line honours in the Rolex Sydney Hobart is over despite Wild Oats XI’s commanding lead. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – Wild Oats XI speeding towards victory By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, , 1:42 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Bob Oatley’s 10 year-old super maxi Wild Oats XI is racing towards an historic eighth line honours victory in the Rolex Sydney Hobart this morning. ...
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