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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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Clipper Ventures 10 starts Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race By Clipper Round the World, , 4:04 AM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Clipper Ventures 10 has started Australian classic offshore the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Australia in a warm, 15 knot plus breeze. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Another year another record By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, , 3:43 AM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - Tony Cable just keeps going on. Last year he finished his 48th Sydney Hobart, setting a record for the number of races by an individual - this year it is number 49 - 49 not out, just one off the half ton! ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2014 – Comanche on the warpath By Jim Gale, RSHYR media, , 3:03 AM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: Designed for fast broad reaching, the 15 knot plus south-easterly breeze on the harbour was made to order for the big red and black hulled yacht owned by American Jim Clark and his Australian wife, Kristy. After a brilliant start slightly ahead and to leeward of Wild Oats XI, Comanche swiftly unfurled her giant spinnaker and took off, quickly ‘rolling the Oats’. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart - Spithill to grind on Comanche By Danielle McKay, RSHYR Media, , 2:47 AM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
America’s Cup winning skipper Jimmy Spithill could well be the most overqualified grinder you’ll see in action in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart start line today. 'He’s been a wonderful team player and literally in the pre-start you’re going to see him grinding, he said he’d do whatever it takes, and he’s lived up to that,' Comanche skipper Ken Read said. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – Spinnaker start forecast By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, , 1:36 AM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
Expect a spectacular and very fast start down Sydney Harbour in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race this year. At the final briefing for crews at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia this morning, the Bureau of Meteorology’s Andrew Treloar told the sailors that a southerly front is expected to move through Sydney about an hour before race start. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Wild Oats XI ready to go By Rob Mundle, , 6:18 PM Thu 25 Dec 2014 GMT
Chicken pies, the gooseneck and the voodoo stick were the last items to be ticked off today in Wild Oats XI’s preparation for a record-breaking bid in the Rolex Sydney Hobart race, which starts on Sydney Harbour at 1pm tomorrow. ...
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Adventures of a Sailor Girl: Hobart coverage - December 26 - Live By Sail-World, , 12:58 PM Thu 25 Dec 2014 GMT
The 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart coverage will go live at 0800 AEST with interviews, but will play the promo until then. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - The Peyron Perspective -Old People On New Boats By Crosbie Lorimer, Sydney , 11:06 AM Thu 25 Dec 2014 GMT
In the media scrum for interviews with the skippers and owners of the five super maxis that followed a short press conference at the CYCA on Christmas Eve, anyone from outside the yachting scene might not have noticed one of the world’s finest sailors and circumnavigators standing quietly to one side chatting with Iain Murray and Steve Jarvin ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart - Spithill to grind on Comanche By Danielle McKay, RSHYR Media, , 9:47 AM Thu 25 Dec 2014 GMT
America’s Cup winning skipper Jimmy Spithill could well be the most overqualified grinder you’ll see in action in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart start line today. 'He’s been a wonderful team player and literally in the pre-start you’re going to see him grinding, he said he’d do whatever it takes, and he’s lived up to that,' Comanche skipper Ken Read said. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart; Wild Oats XI trials Goose for Christmas By Crosbie Lorimer, Sydney , 4:22 AM Thu 25 Dec 2014 GMT
When most would have been sitting down for Christmas lunch the Wild Oats XI team were to be seen out on Sydney Harbour testing their new - and appropriately named - gooseneck, that replaces the one that failed when out training earlier in the week. In a puffy nor'easter Wild Oats XI headed to Manly on the wind, swung around close to the Manly East mark and headed back down the harbour for home. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - The Weather Gate *Feature By John Curnow and Rob Kothe, Sydney , 7:48 PM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
In order to win this iconic ocean race,on handicap, there are three things you absolutely need to have accomplished. Two you can do something about, whereas the third is entirely out of your control. ...
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For Christmas a Shiny new Sail-World.com *Feature By Brendan Maxwell, , 7:01 PM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
Santa’s elves started on January 7th 2014 building a set of shiny new Sail-World.com websites and just minutes before Christmas morning in one of Santa’s first touch downs Auckland New Zealand , TetraMedia General Manager Jedda Murphy flicked the switch on the dedicated TetraMeda servers in Frankfurt Germany to take almost all our world-wide audience to the new Sail-World sites. ...
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