sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Sail-World.com : Rolex Sydney Hobart - Wild Oats XI turns for home
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Wild Oats XI turns for home


'Wild Oats XI showing her canard and canting keel - 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race'    © Rolex/Daniel Forster    Click Here to view large photo

Rolex Sydney Hobart - Bob Oatley's Wild Oats XI is around Tasman Light, and under Cape Raoull in heavy winds.

'There are lots of big northerly gusts coming through, up to 40 knots' reports Ian Fresh Burns from Wild Oats XI '. We had a good ride down the coast, we saw a lot of 30+ knot boat speed, now we are around the corner, with no gear issues and its very pleasant sailing ' Their ETA in Hobart is 7pm local time.

As the Reichel Pugh 100 blast reaches toward Hobart and her seventh line hours win, behind her Anthony Bell's Perpetual Loyal, is 50 nautical miles back surfing past Maria Isand. The Juan K(Kouyoumdjian) designed Loyal needs strong conditions to fly and flying she is now,

Syd. Fisher's Ragamuffin has been trying to close the gap to Loyal for the last 24 hours. A few hours ago the gap between the two boats was less than three nautical miles but now its widening rapidly, now out to 11 miles.

Then there is a 25 mile gap to Peter Harburg Black Jack, the Volvo 70 impressively holding out Karl Kwok's Botin 80 who is battling to keep Jim Delegat's Volvo 70 Giacomo at bay at the same time.

But these are boat breaking conditions, Tasman Island just recorded a 50 knot gust and its going to be a wild ride for the next boats at the corner.


by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=117940

6:50 AM Sat 28 Dec 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Related News Stories:

28 Dec 2013  Rolex Sydney Hobart: Wild Oats XI finishes in Hobart to take win
28 Dec 2013  Rolex Sydney Hobart 2013 - Now to Real Race -Handicap wide open
28 Dec 2013  Rolex Sydney Hobart: Getting ready for the Big Bash
28 Dec 2013  Rolex Sydney Hobart: Southerly change expected to hit at midnight
28 Dec 2013  Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Progress for the Tassie trio
28 Dec 2013  Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Closing in on the Tasmanian coast
28 Dec 2013  Rolex Sydney to Hobart – Forty Hours into the race
28 Dec 2013  Rolex Sydney Hobart Race 2013 - Of Gates, Pools and Level Crossings
27 Dec 2013  Rolex Sydney Hobart Race - Superb downwind sailing for Wild Oats XI
27 Dec 2013  Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - Tricky conditions slow fleet
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

Team GBR’s Sparky on the Road to Rio (Part Two) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,


Team GBR’s Sparky on the Road to Rio (Part Two) by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
















Team GBR on the Road to Rio (Part One) by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,
















































ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Sailors tweet about opening day
49er Blog: Glorious racing to kick start Hyeres World Cup
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Continuous close racing
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Fluttering flags whet sailors appetite
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Race 4 images by Jude Robertson
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Day 1
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 1 Nacra 17 images by Thom Touw
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 1 Laser images by Thom Touw
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres: Ioannis Mitakis leads Finns after day 1
RC44 Cascais Cup - Fresh faces join the line-up
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Excellent racing on opening day
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Images by Yvan Zedda and Franck Socha
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 1 images by Franck Socha
Hyeres World Cup: Kiwis lead but Outteridge Jensen back in 49er fray
Belcher and Ryan lead from the start in Hyeres
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Race day 1 ready for lift off
Clipper Round the World Race 11 - Tense match downwind racing on Day 2
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Day 3 an absolute gem
Quantum Key West 2015 dates confirmed
Flying Tigers 'Psych' - on Lake Lanier they pronounce it Zhik
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres: Anticipation intensifies as start nears   
Clipper Round the World Race - Race 11 start images by Chuck Lantz   
27th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2014 - Big breeze on the butterfly   
Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - Pryde and Joy for Hi Fi   
Clipper Round The World Race - A flying start on Day 1 of Race 11   
Cammas on Caudrelier – different styles, same objective   
Clipper Race - Californian crew member continues fundraising journey   
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Race 2 images by Jude Robertson   
Les Voiles de St Barth - Images by Christophe Jouany   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Fleet sets sail in race 11   
Congressional Cup - Canfield and Team US One best star-studded field   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race 11 to get underway to Panama   
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Race 1 images by Jude Robertson   
Rolex China Sea Race - Hi Fi collects the coveted IRC Overall title   
Rolex China Sea Race - First arrivals in Subic Bay   
Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - a sniff of a hat-trick for Neil Pryde   
America's Cup Book Review: Winging It - Oracle Team USA's comeback *Feature   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race: Switzerland drops trou for charity   
Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - nip and tuck for IRC honours   
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - 27th edition underway   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
X6XL NEW US