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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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Sydney-Hobart: Wacky Races 3 – Gravel and Red Max versus VMG *Feature By John Curnow, , 3:42 PM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
Professor Pat Pending had the most amazing Convert-a-Car in the 60s cartoon series, the Wacky Races. It could do just about anything. Come Boxing Day and the start of the 70th Sydney-Hobart, some may well wish they had a Convert-a-Boat. Being a hundred feet at the start would be cool. You get away off your own line and in clear breeze. You’re also well inside the rulebook. ...
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Yankees at the Gate - A pre Sydney-Hobart conversation with Ken Read *Feature By David Schmidt, , 2:56 PM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
Few Americans have won more sailboat races than Ken Read, 53, the President of North Sails . Read is skipper of Comanche, Jim and Kristy Clark’s new 100-fooer, one of five that will be lining up on the startline of the Sydney to Hobart. I caught up with Read some 48 hours before the start to get his pulse on the race, Comanche, and the adventure that lies ahead, en route to Hobart. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Line Honours Skippers Press Conference - Video By Dale Lorimer, Sydney , 1:27 PM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
The skippers of the five 100 foot super maxis battling for Line Honours in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race speak about the boats, the weather and their expectations. ...
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Barcelona World Race 2014-15 -A different Christmas By Barcelona World Race Media, , 12:30 PM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
For sure Christmas is upon the 16 skippers of the Barcelona World Race, but the way they enjoy it or deal with it will be different from team to team, and skipper to skipper. But for everyone the thoughts of the 31st December start, and what lies ahead for the coming three months, are impossible to suppress. Even on Christmas Day. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind recovery video *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 12:06 PM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
Three and a half minute video of the Team Vestas Wind recovery operation from the reef at St Brandon. The Volvo Ocean Racer struck the reef on November 29, just after nightfall breaking off both rudders, she also ;ost a considerable part of her stern section. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - Another great journey south By regattanews, , 11:11 AM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
The magnitude of this 70th edition is reflected in the size of the international fleet: the forecast 117 race entrants, comprising yachts from seven different countries, represents the most sizeable Rolex Sydney Hobart depart since 1994. 'This year is both the 70th edition of the race and the 70th anniversary of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia,' explains John Cameron. ...
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Sydney Hobart - Ragamuffin's David Witt explains deck failure + Video By Sail-World.com, , 6:34 AM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
The lightest of the supermaxi's Syd Fischer's Ragamuffin 100 suffered a major structural deck failure in pre-Hobart training. Sailing master David Witt explains in his usual laconic manner just what happened. ...
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Wild Oats XI - Damage drama in lead-up to Sydney Hobart Race By Rob Mundle, , 5:31 AM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Sydney Hobart yacht race record holder, Wild Oats XI, is the centre of an intense repair effort on the eve of the big race after suffering damage during her most recent training run. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race images by Photographer Carlo Borlenghi By Regattanews, , 5:11 AM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race images are provided by Photographer Carlo Borlenghi. ...
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Five faces behind the 100ft super maxis by Andrea Francolini By Andrea Francolini, , 4:49 AM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
Images of five faces behind the 100ft super maxis taking part in the 2014 Rolex Sydney to Hobart provided by Photographer Andrea Francolini. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Everyone's in with a chance By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, , 3:55 AM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Sailors in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart should watch what they eat on Christmas day or they may well watch Christmas dinner all over again on Boxing Day. ...
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Comanche Designers talk before Sydney Hobart By Anne Guillard, , 3:25 AM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
Launched in September 2014, Comanche resulted from the studies realised on the Macif and Banque Populaire Imoca monohulls, who finished first and second in the 2012 Vendée Globe. ...
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Olympic Sailing Waters - Rio de Janeiro By Nikola and Luke, , 2:56 AM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
We've just returned home after an incredible trip to Rio de Janeiro. It was our first time in the waters of the Olympic venue; an incredibly valuable experience leaving us more excited and even more motivated to push hard these last 600 days leading up to the Olympics. ...
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