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Sydney Hobart 2014 - A ridge too far for Comanche By Bruce Montgomery, RSHYR Media, , 8:04 AM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - That’s the conclusion that one might well draw from the huge difference in the performance of the Hamilton Island super maxi Wild Oats XI and her main challenger, the US boat Comanche. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Images by Daniel Forster By Regattanews, , 7:03 AM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
Photographer Daniel Forster was in the air again for the Sydney Hobart 2014, and provided this gallery of images. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Honing in on halfway By Regattanews, , 5:59 AM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The chase for line honours at the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is intensifying with the leading boats approaching the halfway mark of the 628-nm race. ...
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Sydney Hobart Race: 'The Old Girl' proves she's still got great legs By Rob Mundle, , 4:55 AM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
By Grand Prix ocean racing standards she’s an old girl, and there’s no denying she’s had a few makeovers during the past decade, but Bob Oatley’s 30-metre long supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, was leaving no doubt today that when it came to speed she’s still got great legs. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Drama among the supermaxis By Bruce Montgomery, RSHYR Media, , 4:30 AM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - After 24 hours the Hamilton Island supermaxi Wild Oats XI has taken the lead for the first time in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the 70th sailing of the event. ...
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2014 -15 Barcelona World Race - Food, food, some not so glorious!! By Daniel Ferrando, , 3:32 AM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
Looking back it is not so long ago that sailors making long trips had to make the key choice between light weight and taste. But now, thankfully, technology and demand means that there is more and better choice in freeze dried foods. But the lack of fresh food and the limited choice of diet does mean eating remains a chore, part of the daily routine during the three months ...
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2015 Fireball World Championship - Notice of Race released By Dave Hall, , 1:44 AM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
2015 Fireball World Championship - The event offers two weeks of unrivalled sailing in the beautiful waters of North Wales. Situated on the Llyn peninsular, just 10 miles from the Snowdonia National Park, racing will take place in Cardigan Bay within easy reach of the sandy beach from where the fleet will launch. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Perpetual Loyal 'hit something' By Danielle McKay, RSHYR Media, , 1:13 AM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - One of the supermaxis vying for line honours in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Anthony Bell’s Perpetual Loyal, has retired and is returning to her home club at Rose Bay in Sydney. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Supermaxi Race Start VIDEO *Feature By Dale Lorimer, Sydney , 11:55 PM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
The start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race saw the five 100 foot super maxis up against each other for the first time. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Perpetual Loyal forced to retire with hull damage *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:42 PM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
The Australian supermaxi Perpetual Loyal has been forced to retire from the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, with hull damage. The news came in a regular radio sked with race organisers, little detail was available, however it is understood that she has some hull delamination, probably arising from pounding though big seas and 25-30kt winds for the first day and night of the race. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart: Clouds backs the small boats for overall win By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:18 PM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
Clouds outlines what he is expecting to see in the race, and says that while the big boats will take all the attention in the early stages of the race, the weather is against them as the race progresses. The smaller boats will come surfing in a fresh northerly, while the front-runners cope with light winds on their final approach to the finish on the Derwent. ...
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Sail-World new format - Mac users regional correction required By Sail-World, , 9:16 PM Fri 26 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 to Hobart: Replay video coverage on Sail-World *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:35 PM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
Replay of the start of the 2014 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race. The fleet is expected to experience fresh to strong headwinds for the start and first 24 hours, although winds will moderate towards the end of this period. ...
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Sydney Hobart - Comanche leads but Oats XI keeps the rubber band on By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 7:51 PM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
For the last 18 hours, there has been never more than three nautical miles between the new kids on the block, Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze Clark's Comanche with Ken Read skippering the boat with distinction and the Bob Oatley's Wild Oats XI. Mark Richard's who was blown away by Comanche's reaching speed inside the harbour has been hunting the race leader relentlessly as the two boats beat south. ...
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Will Comanche take a scalp? By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 7:33 PM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
After blasting off the startline earlier today, Jim Clark's Comanche continues to hold the lead in the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart race eight hours into the race. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014- Southerly takes its toll By Jim Gale, RSHYR media, , 7:07 PM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
A stiff southerly is testing the boats and sailors on the first afternoon of the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart and by late afternoon, four yachts had retired from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s annual race. The first casualties of the race were Tina of Melbourne, forced out because of hull damage and Bear Necessity with a damaged rudder, just two hours into the race. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Comanche leads in softening morning breeze *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:59 PM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
The US supermaxi Comanche (Jim & Kirsty Clark) continues to enjoy a small lead at the head of the Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet. As the race enters its second day, organisers told Sail-World at 6.00am local time that the fleet was experiencing SW winds of 12-13kts and that these would ease further during the day. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - Comanche take a gun to the knife fight + Video By regattanews, , 2:23 PM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: The 117 competing yachts, including five 100-foot Maxis, represents the race’s largest number of starters since 1994. Of the five Maxis, Jim Clark’s Comanche (USA) made the early gains in the race’s 70th edition, reaching the first mark in record time and setting a blistering pace. Seven-time line honours winner Wild Oats XI was in close pursuit. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - Supermaxi contest + Video By regattanews, , 12:29 PM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: A memorable edition of the 628-nm race appears certain, with the contest between the fleet’s five Maxi yachts living up to the pre-race hype. At 8:00pm local time, Comanche leads seven-time line honours winner Wild Oats XI by one nautical mile, with Anthony Bell’s Perpetual Loyal and Syd Fischer’s Ragamuffin 100 just a few miles behind the leading duo. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Images from the flying start on Sydney harbour By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:46 AM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
Top international photographers, Carlo Borlenghi and Daniel Forster were on the water, and in the air, for the start of the 70th edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race. Here is a selection of their images of the day. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: Start photos by Andrea Francolini By Andrea Francolini, , 11:30 AM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - Start photos by Andrea Francolini. ...
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Sydney Hobart 2014 The Cutting edge Formula 1 yacht still leads By Sail-World.com, , 11:25 AM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
Comanche skipper Ken Read was in fine form in this video interview. He says On the first night, will there will be too much upwind to be able to send it? It absolutey plays on my mind as the skipper this boat is untested. We’re completely cutting edge, and when it's cutting edge it’s a Formula 1 race car that blows up its engine on the first lap. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 – Grand dame heads back to Sydney By Jim Gale, RSHYR media, , 11:07 AM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: Brad Kellett, Brindabella’s sailing master, reported that while he was doing his regular checks this evening he discovered larger than normal quantities of water in the bottom of the boat, found to be coming from damaged rudder bearings. 'We were just coming into our own after a risky tactical decision to go offshore paid off,' a disappointed Kellett said. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Day 1 start images by Carlo Borlenghi By Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi, , 10:55 AM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Day 1 start images by photographer Carlo Borlenghi ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Race Start Images by Crosbie Lorimer *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Sydney , 10:30 AM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
One of the largest fleets in many years started the 70th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race today in a building southerly and in bright sunshine. There seemed to be some mind games going on amongst the super maxis during the pre race dry runs as each in turn put in a single reef in the 30 minutes before the start. Possibly there was some tossing of the coin as to whether it was ...
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