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  2007 Melbourne/ Launceston/Hobart
 
  Date 27 Dec - 5 Jan
  Description The Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne to Hobart, via the EAST COAST. www.melbournehobart.com

The Melbourne to Launceston race, sponsored by Kidder Williams. www.ruddercup.com

Clive Peeters Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race www.l2h.com.au

  Event Type Regatta
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sail-world.com -- News - 2007 Melbourne/ Launceston/Hobart Thu, 27 Dec 2007 to Sat, 5 Jan 2008



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Sally Rattle with Archie wins Melbourne Hobart By Jennifer McGuigan, 10:25 AM Mon 31 Dec 2007
Sally Rattle, skipper of the Tasmanian yacht Archie, a Archambault 35, has gone one better this year with a win on handicap in the Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race. / ...
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Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne to Hobart update By Jennifer McGuigan, 9:24 AM Sun 30 Dec 2007
As we enter day 4 of the Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne to Hobart race a finish is in sight. Paul Buchholz has steered his DK46 EXtasea with admirable consistency and currently sits five nautical miles south of Maria Island. He holds a slender four mile lead over Alan Saunders’ Ninety Seven with Dekadence just one mile further back. ...
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Host Plus Executive - Launceston to Hobart honours By Peter Campbell, 9:22 AM Sun 30 Dec 2007
The Mumm 36 Host Plus Executive, skippered by Jeff Cordell from Bellerive Yacht Club has taken line honours in the inaugural Clive Peeters Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race. ...
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Melbourne Hobart wet weather gear time By Ocean Racing Club of Victoria, 6:20 AM Sun 30 Dec 2007
The front of the fleet had enjoyed north north westerlies gusting up to 25 knots early in the day before the southerly change came through at 2.30pm. Crews that had been enjoying the unusually warm conditions donned thermals and wet weather gear as the chill from the Antarctic took hold. ...
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Good progress for L2H fleet down coast By Peter Campbell, 9:40 PM Sat 29 Dec 2007
The leading boats in the Launceston to Hobart Race, the multihull Deguella and the monohull Host Plus Executive entered Mercury Passage early this afternoon after continuing to make good progress down the coast. ...
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Melbourne Hobart Afternoon Update By Jennifer McGuigan, 4:18 PM Sat 29 Dec 2007
After parking up last night on the north east coast of Tasmania, requiring some cunning rock hopping in the dark, the larger end of the fleet reached Banks Strait early this morning to be greeted by strong north westerly winds and a glorious ride through the strait. ...
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Clive Peeters Launceston Hob fleet makes good time By Peter Campbell, 2:34 PM Sat 29 Dec 2007
The 21-boat fleet in the Clive Peeters Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race has made excellent time overnight since sailing through Banks Strait and heading down the Tasmanian East Coast. ...
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Exhaustion starting to set in: Heemskirk Melb-Hob By Ocean Racing Club of Victoria, 2:32 PM Sat 29 Dec 2007
Crews are reporting fantastic racing but exhaustion is starting to set in. With racing that started on Boxing Day with the Entire Cock of the Bay race it has been a long trip involving intense tactical racing. ...
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Rock hopping in the Heemskirk Melbourne to Hobart By ORCV, 2:03 PM Sat 29 Dec 2007
Weather overnight saw a lot of boats ‘parked' on the north coast, those that rock hopped took the advantage. This morning seeing Varta Spirit of Downunder, Corelink Creative In tension, and Ocean Skins take a slight lead from dekadence and eXtasea. ...
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Line honours battle Heemskirk Melbourne - Hobart By ORCV, 12:13 PM Sat 29 Dec 2007
Matt Hannaford from dekadence commented on last night's weather, ‘incredibly frustrating. We were parked up most of the night with no breeze. Some of the smaller boats hugged the coast and got past us during the night but the current was holding us out and we couldn't get in.' ...
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Inaugural Launceston to Hobart Race start report By Peter Campbell, 6:31 AM Sat 29 Dec 2007
The inaugural Clive Peeters Launceston to Hobart Race down the East Coast of Tasmania started from Low Head, at the mouth of the Tamar River, on the morning of the 27th December with a fleet of 21 monohull and multihull yachts setting sailing on the 280 nautical mile course ...
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Ingenue (Bass Strait) Heemskirk Melbourne - Hobart By Ingenue crew in Bass Strait, 8:13 PM Fri 28 Dec 2007
As usual in Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne to Hobart , the start of lunch preparations resulted in a significant increase in wind speed and vastly improved boat speeds to 8 knots! Having consumed Beef stroganoff and couscous whilst trimming spinnakers, the wind has once again died and we are back to wallowing. Such are the vagaries of ocean racing. ...
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