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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011 - Loki wins Tattersalls Cup *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 8:46 PM Thu 29 Dec 2011 GMT
Stephen Ainsworth’s Reichel Pugh 63 Loki will today be declared the Overall Handicap winner of the 2011 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Second in Division 1 and second overall will be Michael Hiatt’s Farr 55 Living Doll and third place will go to 42 Sydney Hobart veteran Syd Fischer’s modified TP52Ragamuffin. Ragamuffin will also be the ORCi handicap overall Sydney Hobart winner. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011 ORCi versus IRC as handicap rule *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 7:34 AM Thu 29 Dec 2011 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011 – tomorrow the handicap winner for this year’s race will probably be decided. The overall IRC handicap rating winner will receive the prestigious Tattersalls Cup and there will be IRC results for 72 boats across four divisions. At the same time, there will be another set of handicap results for yachts sailing under the ORCi handicap rating, 38 boats in three divisions. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - Loyal’s victory secret revealed *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 6:01 AM Thu 29 Dec 2011 GMT
Talking with Loyal’s boat captain and crew boss Peter 'Billy' Merrington aboard the boat, moments after the International Jury dismissed the protest and I’m asking Billy what were the winning moves. He starts to explain that it was a year’s worth of planning to make sure that they had the right skills for each phase of the race. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart images of Line Honours Trophy presentation *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer images, Hobart, Tasmania , 5:46 AM Thu 29 Dec 2011 GMT
With the protest dismissed early this afternoon, the ceberations for the Loyal team can begin. Owner Anthony Bell was presented with J H Illingworth Trophy on the dockside podium at 2.30 this afternoon. Crosbie Lorimer was there to capture the moment. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - Race Commitee v Investec Loyal - Facts Found *Feature By Sail-World, 3:55 AM Thu 29 Dec 2011 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Race Commitee v Investec Loyal - Facts Found - the official document from the International Jury ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Race: Loyal Investec decision announced + Video *Feature By Sail-World, 2:59 AM Thu 29 Dec 2011 GMT
An emotional Anthony Bell, skipper of Investec Loyal, has just announced the decision of the International Jury to a media gathering at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Investec Loyal wins line honours but is protested *Feature By Sail-World, 9:19 AM Wed 28 Dec 2011 GMT
This story is being updated regularly with the latest developments from Hobart. Investec Loyal, the Greg Elliott designed supermaxi has been first to finish the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, beating the race favorite, Wild Oats XI by less than a mile. The yachts finished in the Derwent in a fading breeze necessitating Investec Loyal to indulge in a gybing duel to stay between Wild Oats and the finish ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - The joys of a High Pressure system *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 3:40 AM Wed 28 Dec 2011 GMT
It's been a beautiful, clear and warm morning here in Hobart with a steady northerly wind holding up the event flags that surround a very empty Kings Pier Marina and Constitution Dock. A group of kayakers are taking advantage of the space amongst the berths and the quiet atmosphere of expectation that currently prevails. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011 Wild Oats XI retakes lead *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 10:17 PM Tue 27 Dec 2011 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011. Just 12 hours after losing the lead in the 67th annual blue water classic, Bob Oatley’s 100 foot super maxi Wild Oats XI has challenged Anthony Bell’s Investec Loyal in an successful attempt to retake the lead just on 8am this morning. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011 - Investec Loyal clings to slender lead *Feature By www.sail-world.com, 7:12 PM Tue 27 Dec 2011 GMT
Just before 5am Adrienne Cahalan, navigator from Wild Oats XI reported ‘We are watching Loyal closely; we are in light (northerly) breeze heading straight at Tasman Island. Our plan is to handle the shifts are best we can and find a passing lane.’ ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - Loyal takes lead from Wild Oats XI *Feature By www.sail-world.com, 9:54 AM Tue 27 Dec 2011 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011. Investec Loyal has taken the lead from Wild Oats XI. Wider on the course, away from the east coast of Tasmania in stronger wind, Investec Loyal has snatch the lead from the five times Sydney to Hobart line honours winner. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart; Wild Oats and Loyal, Let the Games Begin *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 9:34 AM Tue 27 Dec 2011 GMT
They said as much would happen and here we are. For the last few days all the top tacticians, navigators and weather folk have been saying that the second half of this year’s race is going to be very tricky, with some unusually light and unpredictable winds all the way down the Tasmanian East Coast for at least a couple of days. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - Can Loyal sail through Wild Oats XI tonight? *Feature By www.sail-world.com, 7:50 AM Tue 27 Dec 2011 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011. Wild Oats XI's Ian 'Fresh' Burns talks about the lurking Investec Loyal, likely to keep Wild Oats XI honest as the two race leaders approach the Tasmanian coast. ...
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Melbourne's Tassie Trio Races set south *Feature By Teri Dodds / John Curnow, Melbourne , 5:36 AM Tue 27 Dec 2011 GMT
The ORCV's Tassie Trio set of Offshore Races got away cleanly from the Portsea Pier at 10.00am today, December 27. The combined fleet of 38 starters, set off in patchy 10 - 12 knots from the SE, which softened as they reached the turning mark off Queenscliff. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart – Should Tracking output be delayed? *Feature By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team, 3:58 AM Tue 27 Dec 2011 GMT
While tracking allows everyone ashore to follow the race, do you think it should be off the Internet menu for the racing fleet, or perhaps even delayed? If the Volvo Ocean Race and the Transpac provide delayed tracking only, giving tacticians and crews back the chance to gamble... should the Rolex Sydney to Hobart race organisers, the CYCA now be looking seriously at taking that same path? ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart storm front images by Peter Andrews *Feature By Sail-World.com, 11:33 PM Mon 26 Dec 2011 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – Yachting Photographer Peter Andrews shares images of the storm front. Enjoy! ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Protests fly at Leg 2, Stage 1 Finish *Feature By Sail-World, 10:41 PM Mon 26 Dec 2011 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race have reported that both Team Telefónica and Camper have lodged protests against each other following the nail biting finish to Leg 2, Stage 1. Camper skipper Chris Nicholson was the first to lodge a protest, which was related to a manoeuvre made within miles of the finish line, where Telefónica claimed victory by less than two minutes. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Start Images from Crosbie Lorimer *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Sydney , 2:01 PM Mon 26 Dec 2011 GMT
Photojournalist Crosbie Lorimer joined the melee off Sydney Heads as the fleet headed south. Here are some of his images. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart start images by Howard Wright *Feature By Howard Wright images, 11:16 AM Mon 26 Dec 2011 GMT
Howard Wright, IMAGE Professional Photography, presents this gallery of images captured at the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2011 ...
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Sydney Hobart - Jessica Watson talks about her race expectations *Feature By Steven Sun, CYCA , 7:23 AM Mon 26 Dec 2011 GMT
Ella Bache's skipper Jessica Watson talks about her Sydney Hobart 2011 race expectations. ...
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Sydney Hobart - Rob Webb discusses Monday and Tuesday's weather *Feature By Steven Sun, CYCA , 7:13 AM Mon 26 Dec 2011 GMT
Bureau of Meteorology's director Rob Webb discusses Monday and Tuesday's weather for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Early problem for Wild Oats XI *Feature By Sail-World.com Team, 2:58 AM Mon 26 Dec 2011 GMT
Excitement was mounting as the 88 boat fleet prepared for the 1.00pm start of the 67th Rolex Sydney Yacht Race. Wild Oats XI, the line honours favourite, suffered a winch failure just minutes before the start. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011 - Sail-World previews the 67th adventure *Feature By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team, 5:54 PM Sun 25 Dec 2011 GMT
Just hours before the start of the 2011 Rolex Sydney Hobart you wouldn’t want to bet on anything other than Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI, the Reichel Pugh 30, winning her sixth Rolex Sydney Hobart on line honours, unless that is you knew something from the wind god Huey. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011: Drama as Melbourne sailors flights cancelled *Feature By Sail-World, 11:39 AM Sun 25 Dec 2011 GMT
Many of the Melbourne based sailors, who has returned home for Christmas ahead of the Boxing Day Sydney to Hobart race, were booked on flights north this afternoon. Severe thunderstorms and strong winds and hail hit many parts of Melbourne today and flights were diverted and delayed at Melbourne Airport. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart; Current little help in the Great Southern Lottery *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Sydney , 6:50 AM Sun 25 Dec 2011 GMT
Betting on the Melbourne Cup is at best risky, but you can at least be assured you’ll know the full race conditions before they let the horses loose; by comparison a bet on the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race outcome is almost akin to buying a lottery ticket. ...
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