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Cockburn Sound Regatta - Skates hit Rockingham By Bernie Kaaks, Perth , 9:21 AM Sunday 28 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Skate skippers from around the country gathered at Cockburn Sound to compete in their 2014 national championship. The little 14 footers with their distinctive hiking planks have been updated to incorporate many features found on more recent designs, including asymmetric spinnakers and square top mainsails. ... [more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - Comanche on warpath for revenge By Bruce Montgomery, RSHYR media, , 9:10 AM Sunday 28 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS 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. ... [more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Carlo Borlenghi images - Final miles and finish By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:53 AM Sunday 28 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ 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. ... [more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - The taste of success By Jim Gale, RSHYR media, , 8:06 AM Sunday 28 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS 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. ... [more]

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race images by Andrea Francolini By Andrea Francolini, , 7:13 AM Sunday 28 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Photographer Andrea Francolini was on the water at 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race line honours finish and provided this gallery of images. ... [more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Images of Wild Oats XI Finish by Crosbie Lorimer By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 7:05 AM Sunday 28 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS 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. ... [more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Kiwi Volvo 70 loses rig off Tasmanian coast By Richard Gladwell, , 6:59 AM Sunday 28 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ 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 ... [more]

Launceston to Hobart race leader on course for record-breaking time By Peter Campbell, , 6:40 AM Sunday 28 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race - The leading yacht in the National Pies Launceston to Hobart ocean race, The Fork in the Road, could finish the 285 nautical mile course before midnight tonight, smashing the race record. ... [more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart Wild Oats XI takes number eight By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 3:55 AM Sunday 28 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS 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. ... [more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Day 2 images by Daniel Forster By Daniel Forster, , 3:50 AM Sunday 28 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS 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. ... [more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Wild Oats XI scores comfortable 8th win By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 3:49 AM Sunday 28 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ 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. ... [more]

Boxing Day Race at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club By Rich Roberts, , 2:56 AM Sunday 28 Dec 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
In Alamitos Bay Yacht Club's annual Boxing Day race the hometown Gibbs brothers, Riley, 18, and Sawyer, 16, started last in their 49er skiff but passed all of the other boats of various types to finish first in brilliant sun but cool light air Sunday. ... [more]

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - First arrivals imminent By Regattanews, , 2:22 AM Sunday 28 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS 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. ... [more]

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – Comanche hasn't quit yet By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, , 1:56 AM Sunday 28 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS 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. ... [more]

2014 Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race - Entire fleet expected in Hobart By Peter Campbell, , 1:54 AM Sunday 28 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race - The entire fleet of 24 boats in the National Pies Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race should be tied up at Elizabeth Street Pier by lunchtime today – in time for a feed of the sponsor’s famous pies. ... [more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – Wild Oats XI speeding towards victory By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, , 1:42 AM Sunday 28 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS 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. ... [more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Wild Oats rounds Tasman Island By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 12:57 AM Sunday 28 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ 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. ... [more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Back markers in for a pummeling as front hits By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:15 PM Saturday 27 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ 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. ... [more]

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