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Rolex Sydney Hobart; Line Honours Skippers Press Conference - VIDEO By Dale Lorimer, Sydney , 9:27 PM Thu 25 Dec 2014 GMT
The skippers of the five 100 foot super maxis battling for Line Honours in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race speak about the boats, the weather and their expectations. ...

Rolex Sydney to Hobart - Live video coverage on Sail-World *Feature By Richard Gladwell/, , 8:35 PM Thu 25 Dec 2014 GMT
You can see the build-up and start of the Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race on Sail-World, by accessing the link to long time race and Wild Oats XI supporter Channel 7 who will be carrying full coverage. ...

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. ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart; The Peyron Perspective: ‘Old People On New Boats’ *Feature 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 ...

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. ...

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. ...

For Christmas a Shiny new *Feature By Brendan Maxwell, , 7:01 PM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
Santa’s elves started on January 7th 2014 building a set of shiny new websites and just minutes before Christmas morning in one of Santa’s first touch downs Auckland New Zealand , TetraMedia General Manager Jedda Murphy flicked the switch on the dedicated TetraMeda servers in Frankfurt Germany to take almost all our world-wide audience to the new Sail-World sites. ...

Sydney-Hobart: Wacky Races 3 – Gravel and Red Max versus VMG *Feature By John Curnow, , 3:42 PM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
Professor Pat Pending had the most amazing Convert-a-Car in the 60s cartoon series, the Wacky Races. It could do just about anything. Come Boxing Day and the start of the 70th Sydney-Hobart, some may well wish they had a Convert-a-Boat. Being a hundred feet at the start would be cool. You get away off your own line and in clear breeze. You’re also well inside the rulebook. ...

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. ...

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. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind recovery video *Feature By Richard Gladwell/, , 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. ...

Large fleet for Sabre Australian Championship at West Beach By Mark Soulsby, Adelaide , 8:25 AM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 - 15 Sabre Australian Championship - A large fleet is looming for the upcoming 37th Sabre Australian Championship to be held at Adelaide Sailing Club at West Beach from the 28th Dec 2014 - 4th Jan 2015. ...

Sydney Hobart - Ragamuffin's David Witt explains deck failure + Video By, , 6:34 AM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
The lightest of the supermaxi's Syd Fischer's Ragamuffin 100 suffered a major structural deck failure in pre-Hobart training. Sailing master David Witt explains in his usual laconic manner just what happened. ...

Wild Oats XI - Damage drama in lead-up to Sydney Hobart Race By Rob Mundle, , 5:31 AM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Sydney Hobart yacht race record holder, Wild Oats XI, is the centre of an intense repair effort on the eve of the big race after suffering damage during her most recent training run. ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race images by Photographer Carlo Borlenghi By Regattanews, , 5:11 AM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race images are provided by Photographer Carlo Borlenghi. ...

Five faces behind the 100ft super maxis by Andrea Francolini By Andrea Francolini, , 4:49 AM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
Images of five faces behind the 100ft super maxis taking part in the 2014 Rolex Sydney to Hobart provided by Photographer Andrea Francolini. ...

Marine Rescue NSW supports Sydney to Hobart By Ken McManus, , 4:17 AM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
Volunteers from Marine Rescue NSW (MRNSW) will again play a key support role in one of summer’s iconic events, the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. ...

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Everyone's in with a chance By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, , 3:55 AM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Sailors in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart should watch what they eat on Christmas day or they may well watch Christmas dinner all over again on Boxing Day. ...

Comanche Designers talk before Sydney Hobart By Anne Guillard, , 3:25 AM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
Launched in September 2014, Comanche resulted from the studies realised on the Macif and Banque Populaire Imoca monohulls, who finished first and second in the 2012 Vendée Globe. ...

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - To Hobart in Style By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, , 2:01 AM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - There are two ways you can get to Hobart, there is the wet way - cold, noisy, perched on the rail dreaming of the next Mars bar - and there’s the Swan way, dry in the cockpit, savouring the aromas wafting from the fully equipped galley below. ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart Race: Ken Read's notes on Comanche By Sail-World, , 1:37 AM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
Twice Volvo Ocean race skipper and America's Cup helmsman, Ken Read, outlines the Comanche campaign to win the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Rio 100 - A supermaxi is reborn + Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell/, , 8:07 PM Tue 23 Dec 2014 GMT
'New boats for old' seem to be a common catch cry on both sides of the Tasman, at present.' This year two supermaxis have gone into the building shed for major surgery and emerged as new boats. They will both be competing in the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race and sailing in their first major offshore race since being born-again. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Video of Team Vestas Wind being removed from reef By Sail-World, , 7:19 PM Tue 23 Dec 2014 GMT
24 days after the Volvo Ocean Racer, Team Vestas Wind ran aground, the boat was successfully removed from the Cargados Carajos Shoals. Vestas shore manager Neil Cox led the team that performed a complex and difficult operation with the utmost professionalism and diligence. ...

Entries open for 2015 ORC Championship events By ORC Media, , 3:01 PM Tue 23 Dec 2014 GMT
2015 ORC Championship events: The Offshore Racing Congress is pleased to announce that final approvals by national authorities have been made so that the Notices of Race and the entry process is now open for the 2015 ORCi World Championship in Barcelona, the 2015 Volvo Estonia ORC European Championship in Parnu, Estonia and the 2015 ORC Sportboat European Championship at Lake Balaton, Hungary. ...

Cock of the Bay - Mercedes III again! By Jennifer McGuigan, Melbourne , 9:43 AM Tue 23 Dec 2014 GMT
Cock of the Bay 2014 - Mercedes III led the Australian team to victory in the 1967 Admiral’s Cup, with a top points performance. She more than fulfilled the expectations of designers Ted Kaufman and Ben Lexcen. ...

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