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Sydney Hobart - Rob Webb discusses Monday and Tuesday's weather *Feature By Steven Sun, CYCA , 6:13 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, 1:58 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, 4:54 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, 10:39 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 , 5:50 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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Sydney Hobart - From canoe with a bed sheet sail to Wild Oats XI *Feature By Rob Mundle, 3:15 AM Sun 25 Dec 2011 GMT
Bob Oatley was 11-years-old when he first ventured onto Sydney Harbour under sail. The canoe had cost a lot of money for a young lad back then – two shillings and sixpence – and once that transaction was complete he set about converting it into a sailboat because sailing appealed a lot more than paddling. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - CYCA CEO Mark Woolf *Feature By www.sail-world.com, 6:51 AM Sat 24 Dec 2011 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart - CYCA CEO Mark Woolf talks about the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, the home of the world's best known annual ocean race. ...
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Rolex Sydney to Hobart - CYCA Commodore Garry Linacre talks Hobart *Feature By Sail-World, 2:49 AM Sat 24 Dec 2011 GMT
Rolex Sydney to Hobart - CYCA Commodore Garry Linacre talks about the 2011 Rolex Sydney Hobart race ...
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ABC Grandstand Radio - Sydney Hobart *Feature By Sail-World.com, 2:37 AM Sat 24 Dec 2011 GMT
Sail-World's Rob Kothe talks to ABC Grandstand Peter Newlinds about the 2011 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011 - Is it time for a Living Doll? *Feature By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team, 10:42 PM Fri 23 Dec 2011 GMT
One of prettiest boats racing south to Hobart is Michael Hiatt’s Cookson built Farr 55 Living Doll. But she is not just a dolly bird; she is a serious Sydney Hobart contender. She impressed with a strong win in this year’s Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race and Michael Hiatt has been working towards a podium result in Hobart. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011 - Lucky or good? *Feature By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team, 7:20 PM Fri 23 Dec 2011 GMT
Geelong sailor Rob Hanna is racing south in his seventh Hobart, with his TP52 Shogun, in one of the strongest IRC Division 1. ‘This race is fairly unique. You can sail the hell out of it and put yourself in a good position and still get dorked. ...
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Geoff Cropley bets on Betchoice.com Lahana's upgraded super maxi *Feature By Steven Sun, CYCA , 3:43 AM Fri 23 Dec 2011 GMT
Geoff Cropley, trimmer of Betchoice.com Lahana, bets on their post facelift super maxi at the Cruising Yacht Club Of Australia, on 23 December 2011 ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - its all about timing *Feature By Rob Kothe, 5:59 AM Thu 22 Dec 2011 GMT
Computer driven handicap predictions for the 628 mile Rolex Sydney to Hobart race ignore the fact that most races are won and lost in the last 40 miles from Tasman Light across Storm Bay, past the Iron Pot and up the Derwent. ...
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ISAF Worlds Video Gallery - Week 2 - 49er, RS:X, 470 and Match Racing *Feature By Sail-World Editor@Large, 8:11 AM Wed 21 Dec 2011 GMT
Sail-World has compiled a video gallery of the 30 minute highlights package produced each day of the ISAF Sailing World Championships by the ISAF production team. Welcome to Week 2 covering the racing and Medal Races for the 49er, Womens Match Racing, Womens 470, Mens RS:X ...
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Peter Burling and Blair Tuke - a meteoric rise in the Olympic 49er *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 11:48 PM Tue 20 Dec 2011 GMT
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke were today announced as part of the NZ Sailing Team for 2012 Olympics in Weymouth. They will sailing the Mens Skiff event, sailed in the 49er class. They teamed up after the 2008 Olympic regatta in Qingdao to learn the ropes in the 16ft twin trapeze, Olympic skiff designed by Julian Bethwaite, which debuted in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. ...
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Melges 24 Nationals at Victoria’s Festival of Sails *Feature By Festival of Sails Media, 3:10 AM Tue 20 Dec 2011 GMT
The high performance Melges 24 sports boats will be for the first time sailing their Australian championships on Corio Bay Geelong, Victoria during the 2012 Festival of Sails. ...
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Perth 2011: Grandstand Sailing - the day that sailing changed *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World.com Team, 12:23 AM Mon 19 Dec 2011 GMT
The last four medal races at the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships were conducted on the Bathers Beach course, in Fremantle Harbour, Western Australia and it was standing room only in the Grandstand. The crowd was right amongst the action. ...
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Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships - Aussies on fire *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World.com Team, 9:53 AM Sat 17 Dec 2011 GMT
At Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships two Aussie crews have one hand on world championship trophies after their on water performances today. ...
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Australian Women’s Match Racing crews battle towards Olympics *Feature By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World.com team, 12:24 AM Fri 16 Dec 2011 GMT
Two Australian crews are now set to continue their battle for Olympic selection for another six months. Dockside Nicky skipper Souter spoke to Sail-World.com ‘Fifth at the ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship - we are happy with that. To qualify the country and to make baseline Olympic performance and to also re-qualify for the Australian Sailing Team is great. ...
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Perth 2011 - Triple Laser World Champion enjoys Grandstand view *Feature By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World team, 9:33 PM Thu 15 Dec 2011 GMT
This Sunday Tom Slingsby, Triple Laser World Champion and 2010 World Sailor of the Year is aiming to take his fourth Laser World Championship at Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships, as part of his journey to the London 2012 Olympics. ...
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Television coverage of Olympic Sailing - a way forward *Feature By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team, 12:35 PM Thu 15 Dec 2011 GMT
There is no place for having power boats pulling wake in the middle of an Olympic sailing course, any more than there is for having cameraman on the field in a game of football, or driving in cars ahead of the athletes in the Olympic stadium. ...
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USA's Genny Tulloch called Doctor at Perth 2011 Women’s Match Racing *Feature By Shauna McGee Kinney, 8:59 AM Wed 14 Dec 2011 GMT
Genny Tulloch, skipper of the second USA Women’s Match Racing team called for the ‘Fremantle Doctor’, but the doctor was not doing house calls. ...
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Sailing as a TV sport – the downside Ainslie’s Rule 69 *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 9:18 AM Mon 12 Dec 2011 GMT
The demand from the IOC is that Olympic sports improve their ratings. ISAF has responded with medal races and here at Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championsips, with a stadium course. But television steps onto the field of play... ...
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Australian World Champions set Gold Medal platform for London 2012 *Feature By Rob Kothe, 12:18 AM Mon 12 Dec 2011 GMT
Australians Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page became the 2011 470 Mens World Champions on Sunday afternoon. Malcolm Page’s first comment was ‘Winning the world championship in Perth is a great step towards Weymouth.' ...
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Is the Rolex Sydney Hobart in the pocket of the 50s? (Part II) *Feature By John Curnow, 11:33 PM Sat 10 Dec 2011 GMT
In Part One, we investigated the furious 50s and why they need to be watched closely in the 2011 Rolex Sydney Hobart, which will be the 67th race down South. Now another former TP52 out there will be Rob Hanna’s 2007, blue Judel-Vrolijk penned vessel. ...
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