sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Gambling on the Sydney Hobart race

Gambling on the Sydney Hobart race

'Wild Oats XI heads south - Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2006'    Crosbie Lorimer

Australians will bet on anything, two flies climbing a wall, the Anzac Day coin tossing game called Two Up and naturally the 2007 Rolex Sydney Hobart race.

At Australia’s online betting agency Centrebet 10 days before the Boxing Day race start, the dual Hobart line honours winner, Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI was the short price favourite at $1.75.

The value bets may well be her three 30mm (98 foot) supermaxi rivals. City Index Leopard at $3.25, Maximus $5.50 and Skandia at $8.50

The 630 nautical mile race is one of attrition. Every year, in week before the race, the owners will sagely comment, ‘’You have to get there to win it.’

And its true, Wild Oats XI splintered her mast in her last serious offshore race, while her new mast has survived a trot around the park in the Rolex Trophy series off Sydney Heads, this is a long way short of the testing she will see in Bass Strait on December 27th. Her 2005 Sydney Hobart line honours win was a near thing, she had suffered some serious damage as had the boats behind her and she could have been run down by another big boat.

Looking at the boats below her on this years betting card, Mike Slades's Fastnet winner City Index Leopard has a crack crew, Bill Buckley's Maximus has two long ocean race wins and is now a simpler stronger boat and Grant Wharington's Skandia is a previous line honours winner.

While the top boats are are all there or there abouts if its an easy race, but it is tough going and there is some gear failure amounts the 30 metre boats or some some dismastings at the front of the fleet, the 83 footer Andrew Short Marine Brindabella could easily get a top three placing and if there is real chaos, we’d need to look further down the list and based on recent results, the American 65 footer Rosebud should be well ahead of Yendys and Wot Yacht.

Here is the latest Centrebet Card


Sydney to Hobart
Start:
Closing:
Market is open.
Pay on the Line Honours winner and Top 3 (1,2,3) boats across the line in the Sydney to Hobart 2007. All in, quote others.
Sydney to Hobart - Win & Place

Wild Oats XIi 1.75 1.15
City Index Leopard 3.25 1.30
Maximus 6.50 1.55
Skandia 8.50 1.65
Ichi Ban 13.00 2.15
Yendys 67.00 17.00
DHL - The Daily Telegraph 81.00 21.00
Hugo Boss II 81.00 21.00
Wot Yot 81.00 21.00
George Gregan Foundation 101.00 26.00
ASM Brindabella 126.00 34.00
Quantum Eacing 126.00 34.00
Goldfinger 201.00 51.00
Living Doll 201.00 51.00
Rosebud 201.00 51.00
Cougar IIi 251.00 81.00
Georgia 251.00 81.00
Iataiai 251.00 81.00
Ragamuffin 251.00 81.00

http://centrebet.com/cust?action=GoSports&ev_type_id=2637




by Rob Kothe

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=39945

7:51 AM Sat 15 Dec 2007 GMT






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

Click for further information on
2007 Rolex Sydney Hobart

Related News Stories:

10 Dec 2010  Rolex Trophy images from Andrea Francolini
01 Feb 2008  Relive Sydney Hobart Race at post-race function
04 Jan 2008  Queensland yachts to plot careful course home
01 Jan 2008  Rolex Sydney Hobart winners collect their trophies
31 Dec 2007  Line Honours results 2007 Rolex Sydney Hobart
31 Dec 2007  Divisional winners announced dockside Rolex Hobart
31 Dec 2007  Rough seas stop Rosebud’s Pittwater Bid
31 Dec 2007  Hobart pain is brief for those with no cigars
31 Dec 2007  Two wins for Bruce Foye and The Goat
31 Dec 2007  Rolex Sydney to Hobart 2007 fleet all home
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World









Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do by Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,




Volvo Ocean Race: Update from Team Vestas Wind in images by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,








Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2 by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,
























Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,






















2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2
2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda
2nd Annual Keith Dinsmoor Regatta September 13-14
Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing
PWA Alacati World Cup - First blood to Van Der Steen and Offringa
Oakcliff Sailing hosts the Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Nationals + Video
International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic
Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club?
Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay
International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for boys
Rio de Janeiro achieves 50% treatment of sewage outflow *Feature
2014 AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Event memorable videos
2014 18' Skiff Int Regatta: Day 1 at San Francisco - Reversal on beach
Emirates Team NZ: Last race boost cannot save team from table bottom
PWA Alacati World Cup - Furious slalom is upon us
J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe!
J/24 US National Championship - Victory for Will Welles’ Cougar
Extreme Sailing Series: View the Final Day's action - Replay
NYYC Grandmasters Team Race - Reign continues for Noroton Yacht Club   
WSSR announces new World Record Around Britain and Ireland   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final day photos by Tim Wilkes   
2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins   
Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 -Images by George Bekris   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final report: USA qualifies for Rio 2016   
Extreme Sailing Series: Absent With-Out Leave – Ben Ainslie Racing   
2014 IFDS World Championship - New champions claim medals   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes   
Shark World Championships underway in Toronto   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3   
Formula Kite World Championships - Nocher and Bridge crowned Champions   
Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff   
Extreme Sailing Series: Light winds help The Wave Muscat - Day 3   
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act five - Absent without leave – the wind   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Images: Race day five   
Herreshoff Classic Regatta 2014 - Images by Ingrid Abery   
Youth Olympics - Gold to Argentinean and Chinese Techno 293 racers   
Youth Olympics Games Nanjing - Double Youth Olympic Gold for Singapore   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Two Handers celebrate   


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.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT