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Melbourne to Hobart West Coaster arrivals - Relief By John Curnow, ORCV Media , 8:18 AM Thu 31 Dec 2009
Latest Melbourne to Hobart West Coaster arrivals update. The breeze brought home a lot of boats in the last few hours. It must have been a huge relief for the crews, who like a bunch of recalcitrant children, must have been asking everyone, 'Are we there yet?' ...
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Melbourne to Hobarts - First in from the other side By John Curnow/Jennifer McGuigan, ORCV Media , 2:00 AM Thu 31 Dec 2009
Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne to Hobarts - 'JazzPlayer' crossed the line at 20:49:09 tonight in dying breeze. Lord help the rest, as there is a bunch of Olympic Rings (zero, zero, zero...) from the weather station at South Bruny Island. Door closed for the Westcoasters for now. ...
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Melbourne to Hobart - Audacious onboard report and race update By John Curnow/Jennifer McGuigan, 9:09 PM Wed 30 Dec 2009
Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne to Hobart West Coaster report from Greg Clinnick onboard 'Audacious'. So its back to the grind. After 72.5 hours of racing we are all getting a bit weary (understatement). The spectacular scenery and wildlife do offset some of the frustration. We have just watched a large pod of dolphins corral a school of fish for their dinner. Quite special. ...
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Heemskirk Consolidated Hobart races - Sked update By Jennifer McGuigan, 1:48 PM Wed 30 Dec 2009
Heemskirk Consolidated West Coast and East Coast Races update at the lastest sked. Where’s the wind? After all this is the notorious west coast of Tasmania. In a contrast of coasts the east coast fleet are enjoying northerlies at 23 knots, they are at last enjoying the run down the coast. ...
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Melbourne to Hobart Eastcoaster - They're in! By John Curnow, Hobart , 1:36 PM Wed 30 Dec 2009
Winners are grinners all right - and this is no more so than for Tony Fowler today, owner of 'Ocean Skins' - the winner of the Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne to Hobart Eastcoaster. ...
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Ocean Skins takes line Honours in Heemskirk Consolidated East Coaster By Jennifer McGuigan ORCV, 11:52 AM Wed 30 Dec 2009
Tony Fowler is a very happy man today as he has driven his Rogers 46, Ocean Skins to Line Honours victory in the Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne to Hobart Eastcoaster race. Crossing the line at 09.53 this morning on a gorgeous Hobart day just 8.29 minutes in front of Phil Simpfendorfer on Veloce. ...
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Melbourne to Hobarts - East Coast yachts in sight of Hobart By Jennifer McGuigan, 9:11 AM Wed 30 Dec 2009
Heemskirk Melbourne to Hobart East Coaster - Tony Fowler’s Ocean Skins made his routine call from the Iron Pot this morning at 08.15 declaring an ETA at the finish line of 9.45am. With a 15 knot northerly in the river they are screaming home and within sight of each other one mistake could change the order. ...
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Melbourne to Hobart - Rock hopping on the West Coast By Jennifer McGuigan, 7:05 PM Tue 29 Dec 2009
Melbourne to Hobart WestCoaster. The West Coast fleet have been enjoying consistent breezes today and are currently inshore taking advantage of the sea breeze effect before nightfall. ...
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Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne to Hobart - Cold War By John Curnow, 5:15 PM Tue 29 Dec 2009
In a classic East versus West scenario, the two fleets in the Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne to Hobart also do battle for the bragging rights of being the first home between the two events. As Day Two draws out and the boats are still a fair way from home, in completely different weather too, it’s time to take a look at who’s where and why. ...
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Heemskirk Melbourne to Hobart (s), wind or no wind, East vs West By Jennifer McGuigan ORCV, 2:43 PM Tue 29 Dec 2009
In the East, anything from 5 - 20 knots and coming from all directions. The foredeckies are working hard with the sail changes, meanwhile in the West 10 -15 knot west south westerlies plus a Gale Warning ...
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Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne to Hobart - Swiss Cheese By John Curnow, Hobart , 1:03 PM Tue 29 Dec 2009
Is full of holes, which pretty much describes the wind patterns over the last while and importantly, for the next 24 hour period as well. Heat is the main issue. Hobart itself is warming up and it is to be 34degrees and very calm here on Friday. ...
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Kidder Williams Melbourne to Launceston Race - eXtasea all the way By Jennifer McGuigan, 7:27 AM Tue 29 Dec 2009
Melbourne to Launceston. In a flying finish eXtasea the DK 46 from Geelong skippered by Paul Buchholz crossed the line at 18.39. This well performed Geelong boat were preparing for the race from Sydney but with a glitch in their entry switched to the Launceston race. ...
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