sail-world.com -- News - 2008 Rolex Sydney Hobart raceFri, 26 Dec 2008 to Thu, 1 Jan 2009
Rolex Sydney Hobart -Wild Oats XI sails make the difference
By Julian Plante, Mona Vale ,
9:39 AM Fri 2 Jan 2009
Bob Oatley's Wild Oats XI re-wrote the history books again to take a fourth successive line honours. North Sails Australia Managing Director Michael Coxon was invited on board as part of the afterguard by Bob and Wild Oats Skipper Mark Richards. ...
1998 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Remembered
By Jennifer Crooks,
5:49 PM Wed 31 Dec 2008
Threatening skies complemented a somber mood as skippers, crews and volunteers gathered together dockside to pay tribute to the six sailors who have lost their lives during the Sydney to Hobart ocean racing classic ten years ago. ...
Win a Southerly Offshore Jacket, a Seabrake or an inflatable PFD
11:18 AM Wed 31 Dec 2008
To celebrate the 2008 offshore season, Burke Marine are running their first ever Sail-World online competition.
You can win a Southerly offshore jacket, a Seabrake or a Burke Marine Inflatable PFD in the latest Sail-World online Competition ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart: Calm between Storms
By Rolex Sydney Hobart Media,
8:44 PM Tue 30 Dec 2008
An eerie calm in Bass Strait and light and variable winds along the Tasmanian coast split the smaller and slower boats in the Rolex Sydney-Hobart race fleet from the fast-finishing 50 to 55 footers, which have dominated the overall corrected time placings. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart - News from the International Jury
By Jennifer Crooks,
9:27 AM Tue 30 Dec 2008
The International Jury, chaired by John Kirkjian, with jury members Katsuya Hasiba, Lars Nyvqvist, John Rountree and Tony Mooney heard three protests and two applications for redress last night. ...
Bob Steel wins his second Rolex Sydney Hobart
By Rolex Sydney Hobart media,
12:16 PM Mon 29 Dec 2008
One of Sydney’s most successful yachtsmen, Bob Steel, today completed a rare double in the history of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race when his latest Quest was declared the overall winner of the 2008 race, the winner on corrected time. ...
PredictWind: Strong winds ahead for Rolex Sydney Hobart tail
By Richard Gladwell,
6:16 AM Mon 29 Dec 2008
PredictWind's analysis of the wind feeds in the Tasman Island area shows that the tail end of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race will be hammered by strong westerly winds.
The whole of Tasmania is surrounded by strong westerly winds, with some shelter from the lee of the Tasmanian coast. However as the competitors near Tasman Island the last turning point before heading for Hobart, the competitors w ...
The Quest for Victory
By Rob Kothe,
11:20 PM Sun 28 Dec 2008
Quest skipper Bob Steel was his usual relaxed self this afternoon as it became obvious that his TP52 had won the battle in a tightly fought division; Quest had become favourite to take the overall IRC win in the 64th Rolex Sydney Hobart race. ...
Fast and furious for the Flying Fifties in Rolex Sydney Hobart race
By Rolex Sydney Hobart media, hobart ,
9:11 PM Sun 28 Dec 2008
Strong WNW winds and a northwesterly reaching gale force in the Derwent River, blew the 50-55ft boats home to dominate the provisional handicap placings in IRC Division 0 and Division 1 of the 64th Rolex Sydney Hobart. The sensationally fast downwind TP52s provisionally fill the first three places on corrected time in IRC Division 1 for the biggest fixed-keel boats. ...
Sydney Hobart: Shark won line honours for Wild Oats XI
By Rob Kothe, Hobart ,
11:09 AM Sun 28 Dec 2008
The start of the 64th Rolex Sydney Hobart was not a good one for Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI. While she made the right tactical decisions off the start line, she was sailing like a dog. ...