Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 - First pictures from Harbour start

Living Doll on the left and Calm on the right were in the leading group of the 50 somethings. - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 John Curnow was on the water for Sail-World today. Here are his first pictures.

When you're out in front everybody wants a piece of you. Wild Oats XI has a squadron of choppers to keep her company. - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
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Blackjack sets about getting off to scorching start with Loki and Ichi Ban nearby. - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
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First to turn at the Southerly harbour mark was the Beneteau First 40 Brannew. - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
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Mark Bradford and the afterguard on Blackjack hard at work - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
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Some of t.he crew including Peter Cosman on the left await Grant Wharington's return from the CYCA Sailing Office - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
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From South Australia comes Enchantress doing their first Sydney Hobart. - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
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The very well maintained and presented Cookson 50 from New Zealand, Akatea. - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
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The TP52 Quest was late to start having ducked in towards Manly to affect some small repairs. - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
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