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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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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Jim Delegat on Giacomo's race expectations *Feature By Richard Gladwell, , 10:00 PM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
Geoff Waller of Boats on TV caught up with Jim Delegat, owner of Giacomo, before the start of the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race. Delegat outlines how he believes the only New Zealand entry will fare in the race, and other background on the boat and campaign. ...
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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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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 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: Chase boat video of Comanche's fast charge By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 12:07 PM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
Unedited footage of the start of the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart shot from a 18 knot, flat out, chase boat, by Boats On TV. Ken Read and crew of Jim and Kristy Clark's Comanche blitzed the other 100 footers in dynamic style, setting a new record to the rounding mark off Sydney Heads. ...
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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: Giacomo holding own in upwind arm-wrestle *Feature By Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:58 AM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
The New Zealand entry, Giacomo (Jim Delegat) is holding her own with the bigger supermaxis as the fleet sails upwind on the first night of the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart. The Volvo 70 (formerly Groupama, winner of the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race) was lying fifth on the water, one place ahead of another VOR70, Balck Jack (formerly Telefonica from the 2008-09 VOR). Includes pre and start video. ...
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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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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Strong winds predicted at Briefing for first day *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:12 AM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
The weather briefing for the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, concluded in Sydney with testing conditions expected in the opening 24 hours of the race. Race forecaster Andrew Treloar told the skippers and media to expect SE winds of 25kts for the opening stanzas of the race with 2.5 metre swells. ...
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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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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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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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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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