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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Hats Off Tasmania For The Huge Crowds By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 8:37 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
Ken Read, skipper of Jim Clark's super maxi Comanche, has been amazed at the level of interest shown by Australians in sailing and particularly in this race. When he first arrived in Sydney with Comanche, Read was clearly very envious of the crowds that turn up for this race every year ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart; Views of the Crews-Wild Oats XI & Comanche VIDEO By Dale Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 8:07 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
Wild Oats XI crossed the finish line 49 minutes ahead of Comanche in the most anticipated battle of the supermaxis. Crosbie Lorimer spoke to some of the crew from both boats to get their take on the race and the duel between the two front runners. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - A gap of just six nautical miles By Rob Mundle, , 5:43 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - It was the space of just six nautical miles that made the difference when it came to Bob Oatley’s supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, claiming a historic eighth line honours in the 628 nautical mile Rolex Sydney Hobart race. ...
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OK Dinghy Hall of Fame – Aussie, Aussie, Aussie By Robert Deaves, , 5:17 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
Three very long-standing Australian members of the OK Dinghy class were inducted into the OKDIA Hall of Fame during the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Championship at Black Rock Yacht Club, Melbourne, Australia, on Sunday 28 December. Bill Bell, Roger Blasse and Andre Blasse were all presented with engraved crystal mementoes to mark the occasion. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Veterans' day By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, , 4:31 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Have a look at the IRC standings, the list of boats leading the Rolex Sydney Hobart overall on handicap; it’s a long time since such venerable names have graced the top of the list en masse as they do today. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Don't tell the wife By Di Pearson, RSHYR Media, , 3:07 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Ever wondered about the cost of breaking and damaging gear – and the repercussions of it in a long race such as the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race? Well wonder no longer. Three boat owners confidentially whispered this morning 'Don’t tell the wife, but….' ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Giacomo limps into dock By Di Pearson, RSHYR Media, , 2:52 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The New Zealand Volvo 70 Giacomo limped into Kings Street Pier in Hobart at midday today, minus her towering rig, her crew dejected but determined to come back and do the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race again. ...
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Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race - Small boats dominate handicap result By Peter Campbell, , 2:29 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race - Small boats have dominated the provisional handicap results in the 2014 National Pies Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race, announced this morning by the Derwent Sailing Squadron. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Victoire’s daring crab-pot adventure By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, , 2:13 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - the boats dock in Hobart so do the stories. Everyone has a tale to tell, some funny, some of outright terror, some apocryphal to tell about the Rolex Sydney Hobart. This morning Daryl Hodgkinson jumped off his Cookson 50 Victoire with a yarn about crabs, pots and British pluck under fire. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Tough Stuff Down the Tassie Coast By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 2:02 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
By nine a.m. this morning (Monday) ten boats were finished, amongst them several of the 50 footers arriving in a group just before 8am. The consistent theme amongst all those we interviewed was the strength of wind late yesterday on the run down the Tasmanian coast. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - First instructive round for Comanche By Anne Guillard, , 1:40 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Comanche was finally defeated by Wild Oats in Hobart. But the new record breaker has shown great potential in the medium and strong wind. It still remains to work on its performance in the low wind. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The rush for first place is on By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, , 1:24 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - It is going to be a busy day in Hobart, with more than two thirds of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race fleet expected to arrive into Hobart today. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Close racing marks individual skirmishes By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:07 PM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
The overnight and morning finishes have been marked by some very close racing in the Rolex Sydney Hobart race. The battle for third place was won by Ragamuffin (Syd Fischer), after the canting keel supermaxi dropped back significantly yesterday afternoon, and then powered through in the fresh northerly ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: An inside look at Comanche with Ken Read By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:50 PM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
Before the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, Ken Read, skipper of the US supermaxi Comanche gave this tour above and below decks of Jim and Kristy Clark's new 100ft flyer. ...
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Sail-World new format - Mac users - please read this!! By Sail-World, , 5:16 PM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
Sail-World is now running live in the changed website format. If you are running on a Mac with iOS please scroll to the bottom of the site and check that your region is set for your region and not some other. It can be correctly set up using the drop down boxes. Then go to the top, click refresh, and you should be away. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Un programme d’infos télé innovant By Barcelona World Race, , 3:50 PM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
A compter du 1er janvier, le site de la Barcelona World Race (www.barcelonaworldrace.org) proposera chaque jour une heure de journal télévisé comprenant les interviews des skippers, des vidéos du large, ainsi que les réactions des invités sur le plateau. ...
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Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race - The Fork in the Road smashes record By Peter Campbell, , 12:21 PM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
National Pies Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race 2014: Skippered by former world champion and Olympic sailor Gary Smith, the Bakewell-White 45 crossed the finish line off Hobart’s Battery Point at 10:28:35pm for an elapsed time of 1 day 13 hours 28 minutes and 35 seconds for the 285 nautical mile race around Tasmania’s north-east and east coastline. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Wild Oats XI and Comanche Finish Images By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 12:20 PM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
The Comanche and Wild Oats XI teams were equally gracious in victory and defeat on the dockside in Hobart today. It had been a close fought battle and while Comanche had reeled Wild Oats XI back in overnight to within 9nm , there simply wasn't enough air to power up the American boat in the run across Storm Bay and up the Derwent River. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Wild Oats XI makes history + Video By Regattanews, , 11:36 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: In what skipper Mark Richards described as the crew’s most hard-fought line honours triumph, Wild Oats XI held off the impressive challenge posed by Comanche, the newly-launched entry from the United States. Completing the race in 2 days, 2 hours, 3 minutes and 26 seconds, Wild Oats XI finished eight hours shy of the race record she set in 2012. ...
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OK Dinghy fleet all set for classic World Championship in Melbourne By Robert Deaves, , 11:26 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
The third OK Dinghy World Championship at Black Rock YC in 32 years has attracted 74 entries from six nations. The sailors have enjoyed a mix of conditions over the past three days with two very informal pre-regattas to test the sailors and the race team. On Friday, Boxing Day, about 20 boats went out in 15-18 knots and sunny skies, to sail three short races. ...
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The power of the tide By Sam Fortescue, Editor Sailing Today, , 10:42 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
Sam Fortescue experiences a sticky reminder of the influence of the tide. It was the first time he had been sailing in Turkey for about 20 years, and he was returning to his old cruising grounds around Bodrum. In late September, it was decidedly the tail end of the season, and they flew in on the wings of one storm (and out on the vanguard of another). ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Wedgetail suffers mast damage By Di Pearson, RSHYR media, , 10:01 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
After being dismasted a short time ago in the Rolex Sydney Hobart, Giacomo is motoring to the lee of Maria Island. In other race news, a very disappointed Bill Wild has retired his Reichel/Pugh 55, Wedgetail, from the race after suffering mast damage in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 628 nautical mile race at approximately 7.40pm off Schouten Island. All are safe and well on board. ...
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Bringing a Lab to seafloor - New device probes deep-sea microbial life By Lonny Lippsett, , 9:31 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
It’s impossible to recreate the ocean’s dynamic conditions in the laboratory. And the ocean is a tough place to bring in delicate scientific instruments and get them to survive, let along work. That hasn’t deterred Craig Taylor, a biologist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. More than two decades ago, he began working with WHOI engineer Ken Doherty to develop an instrument they called SID. ...
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Cockburn Sound Regatta - Skates hit Rockingham By Bernie Kaaks, Perth , 9:21 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 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. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - Comanche on warpath for revenge By Bruce Montgomery, RSHYR media, , 9:10 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 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. ...
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