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Rolex Sydney Hobart; Views of the Crews-Wild Oats XI & Comanche VIDEO *Feature By Dale Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 8:07 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
Wild Oats XI crossed the finish line 49 minutes ahead of Comanche in the most anticipated battle of the supermaxis. Crosbie Lorimer spoke to some of the crew from both boats to get their take on the race and the duel between the two front runners. ...
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OK Dinghy Hall of Fame – Aussie, Aussie, Aussie By Robert Deaves, , 5:17 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
Three very long-standing Australian members of the OK Dinghy class were inducted into the OKDIA Hall of Fame during the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Championship at Black Rock Yacht Club, Melbourne, Australia, on Sunday 28 December. Bill Bell, Roger Blasse and Andre Blasse were all presented with engraved crystal mementoes to mark the occasion. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Giacomo limps into dock By Di Pearson, RSHYR Media, , 2:52 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The New Zealand Volvo 70 Giacomo limped into Kings Street Pier in Hobart at midday today, minus her towering rig, her crew dejected but determined to come back and do the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race again. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Tough Stuff Down the Tassie Coast *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 2:02 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
By nine a.m. this morning (Monday) ten boats were finished, amongst them several of the 50 footers arriving in a group just before 8am. The consistent theme amongst all those we interviewed was the strength of wind late yesterday on the run down the Tasmanian coast. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Close racing marks individual skirmishes *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:07 PM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
The overnight and morning finishes have been marked by some very close racing in the Rolex Sydney Hobart race. The battle for third place was won by Ragamuffin (Syd Fischer), after the canting keel supermaxi dropped back significantly yesterday afternoon, and then powered through in the fresh northerly ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: An inside look at Comanche with Ken Read *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:50 PM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
Before the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, Ken Read, skipper of the US supermaxi Comanche gave this tour above and below decks of Jim and Kristy Clark's new 100ft flyer. ...
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Sail-World new format - Mac users - please read this!! By Sail-World, , 5:16 PM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Wild Oats XI and Comanche Finish Images *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 12:20 PM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
The Comanche and Wild Oats XI teams were equally gracious in victory and defeat on the dockside in Hobart today. It had been a close fought battle and while Comanche had reeled Wild Oats XI back in overnight to within 9nm , there simply wasn't enough air to power up the American boat in the run across Storm Bay and up the Derwent River. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Wild Oats XI makes history + Video By Regattanews, , 11:36 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: In what skipper Mark Richards described as the crew’s most hard-fought line honours triumph, Wild Oats XI held off the impressive challenge posed by Comanche, the newly-launched entry from the United States. Completing the race in 2 days, 2 hours, 3 minutes and 26 seconds, Wild Oats XI finished eight hours shy of the race record she set in 2012. ...
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OK Dinghy fleet all set for classic World Championship in Melbourne By Robert Deaves, , 11:26 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
The third OK Dinghy World Championship at Black Rock YC in 32 years has attracted 74 entries from six nations. The sailors have enjoyed a mix of conditions over the past three days with two very informal pre-regattas to test the sailors and the race team. On Friday, Boxing Day, about 20 boats went out in 15-18 knots and sunny skies, to sail three short races. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - Comanche on warpath for revenge By Bruce Montgomery, RSHYR media, , 9:10 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: Spithill was one of six helmsmen on Comanche. 'We can’t leave it at that,' he declared after finishing in Hobart. He says that on his watch this morning the boat reached a top speed of 32 knots and knows what she is capable of. 'Everybody got to see the true potential of this boat at the start. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Carlo Borlenghi images - Final miles and finish By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:53 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
Top international yachting photographer, Carlo Borlenghi was in the air above the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race fleet and provided these images of the third day of racing in the classic ocean race, as the leaders closed in on the finish, and the dock celebrations by Wild Oats XI. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - The taste of success By Jim Gale, RSHYR media, , 8:06 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - 'This is the sweetest victory by far,' Wild Oats XI skipper Mark Richards declared today after steering the silver-grey thoroughbred to a record eighth line honours victory in the Rolex Sydney Hobart. 'To rewrite a bit of sailing history doesn’t come along every day. To win a Hobart is a great honour but to win an eighth; I can’t believe I am here,' Richards said. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race images by Andrea Francolini By Andrea Francolini, , 7:13 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
Photographer Andrea Francolini was on the water at 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race line honours finish and provided this gallery of images. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Images of Wild Oats XI Finish by Crosbie Lorimer *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 7:05 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
Wild Oats XI entered the Derwent River some forty minutes ahead of Comanche at the Iron Pot and gybed her way up river in 5-10 knot southeaster, bright sunshine and crystal clear light to take a record breaking eighth line honours win in this race at 3.03pm The size of spectator fleet that accompanied Wild Oats XI and the crowds on the dock were much the largest ever sen for this race. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Kiwi Volvo 70 loses rig off Tasmanian coast By Richard Gladwell, , 6:59 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
The Volvo 70 Giacomo lost her rig in the vicinity of Maria Island about 5.30pm local time yesterday evening. A second yacht Wedgetail (an RP55) lost the top off her mast in the same area at the same time. Giacomo is a Volvo 70 owned and skippered by Jim Delegat (NZL) and has a full New Zealand crew aboard ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Wild Oats XI takes number eight By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 3:55 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
Wild Oats XI finished at 303pm, with her big A2 flying. Her elapsed time was two days two hours three minutes and twenty six seconds 02:02:03:26 That was some eight hours outside the race record she set in 2012 of 1 day, 18 hours, 23 minutes and 12 seconds. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Day 2 images by Daniel Forster By Daniel Forster, , 3:50 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
At the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race photographer Daniel Forster was on the water and provided this gallery of images from Day 2. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Wild Oats XI scores comfortable 8th win By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 3:49 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
Wild Oats XI (Oatley family) has crossed the finish line for the Rolex Sydney Hobart race to take her eighth win in the offshore classic. She crossed the finish line in the Derwent River sailing on port tack with a big asymmetrical headsail flying, and accompanied by a bevy of spectator craft as she crossed the finish line at 3.00pm local time. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - First arrivals imminent By Regattanews, , 2:22 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Wild Oats XI is still leading the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart, some 38-nm from Hobart, and hoping to close in on a record eighth line honours win. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – Comanche hasn't quit yet By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, , 1:56 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The crew on the American super maxi Comanche have not thrown in the towel. They do not believe the race for line honours in the Rolex Sydney Hobart is over despite Wild Oats XI’s commanding lead. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – Wild Oats XI speeding towards victory By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, , 1:42 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Bob Oatley’s 10 year-old super maxi Wild Oats XI is racing towards an historic eighth line honours victory in the Rolex Sydney Hobart this morning. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Wild Oats rounds Tasman Island *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 12:57 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
Seven time race winner, Wild Oats XI (Oatley family) looks set to take her eighth win, after rounding Tasman Island just before noon, local time. The supermaxi rounded the landmark with a ten mile lead over the US supermaxi Comanche and has about 35nm to sail in a direct line to the finish line off Hobart. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Back markers in for a pummeling as front hits *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:15 PM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
With the front runners in the Rolex Sydney Hobart expected to sneak through in light to moderate tail winds, the weather prognosis for the remainder of the fleet is, well, interesting. The simple analysis is that fresh northerly winds will give the fleet a fast ride on Sunday and during the daylight hours of Monday. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Sunday afternoon finish expected for Wild Oats XI *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:23 PM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
Wild Oats XI (Oatley family) is expected to cross the finish line, around 4pm on Sunday and take her eighth line honours win. The race leaders are making good time down the coast of Tasmania, and at daybreak had approximately 100nm to sail. ...
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